Charity & Community
At ANS, the students and teachers are committed to being responsible global citizens. One of the ways we positively engage with this commitment is through our whole school Charity Committee. This committee stretches across all key stages; from Nursery through to Year 12. This inclusivity encourages a sense of community within the school populace. Connecting parents, teachers and students together through a shared goal.
Charity benefits in many ways; we can help make the world a better place for others while also improving ourselves. Involvement in charity increases awareness of social problems; increasing our knowledge of the world and encouraging empathy. Charity can inspire our students to change the world.
As a school, we recognise the hugely positive impact education has on the lives of children and young people. One of the greatest and most beneficial gifts we can give is education.
Our Charity Committee works to give this gift to children who are less fortunate than our own. Children who would not have access to education without charity support. We work with United World Schools to fund the running of a school in a disadvantaged and rural area, that lacks any access to education with this support. We give the gift of education to children who would otherwise not receive it.
In previous years we held several fundraising events including; non uniform day, a Halloween party, a talent show and a charity football match between students, parents and teachers. We also raised money by raffling a mountain bike. A substantial amount of money was raised and this was given to the SET charity. The SET charity helps children in Thailand to study at school and university level.
Last year Year 12 completed a Leadership Project. As part of their project, they fundraised money throughout the year by selling cakes every Monday during break time. The students also organised a charity concert. The money raised was donated towards the maintenance of Khuan Petch School and provided scholarships for ten of their students. ANS selected this school as they really benefited from the funding we raised and our volunteers visiting. Year 12 volunteered at this school, teaching students English through games.