King’s House is proud of connections to many local charities, whom we support during the school year.
This year our chosen charities are MACS and Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice, who we will be fundraising for through mufti days, young enterprise fairs, sales and much more.
MACS are a national charity who support children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes. Shooting Stars Children’s Hospice in Hampton care for children with life-limiting conditions.
Each year we also fundraise for Skylarks through the wonderful embroidery of our Nursery smocks. The King’s House grandmother who makes these donates all the money to the charity. Skylarks provide activities and therapies for children and their families with additional needs.
Through the support of these charities, and many more, our pupils develop a sense of awareness and responsibility for the world around them.
King’s House has developed a strong, long-term link with Rwanda Action, a charity with the aim of helping develop, extend and maintain practical, self-help and sustainable projects to benefit communities in the Cyangugu province, on the shores of Lake Kivu.
Back in 2008, inspired by an article in the Daily Telegraph, a former King’s House family provided the funds for the building of a school at Cyato, and because of this connection King’s House School, Cyato was born.
Over the last 10 years, many staff members from across the school have travelled to Rwanda during the summer holiday to perform teacher training and help at many projects that Rwanda Action are involved in, as well as to bring over much needed resources.
We regularly hold fundraising events to raise money for Rwanda Action and projects that they support. Our most recent fundraising event in 2019 was a full day at King’s House School Sports Ground, which involved pupils and staff from two other schools who have links with Rwanda Action.
As a school community we have made contributions to the building of a street children’s village, a disabled children’s centre, and most recently a playground for King’s House School Cyato.
To find out more about the wonderful work that Rwanda Action please visit their website.
Before November 2020, Rwanda Action was known as Rwanda Aid.