A key objective of the St James education is to instil in the boys the idea of service towards others. Service may come in many forms. One of the ways in St James enables boys to offer service is by facilitating opportunities for the boys to raise money for those who are in a less fortunate position than themselves.
Charity events at St James are organised and run by the Charity Committee, which is made up of volunteers from across the school. The committee meets weekly with the staff Charity Coordinator to plan different events and to give their fellow students opportunities to raise money.
The pupils (and staff) at St James Senior Boys’ have excelled in this area working remarkably hard to raise large sums of money. They have run, walked, cycled, sung, acted, worn home clothes, washed cars, participated in the library sleepover and cooked, amongst many other activities, to raise money for a variety of charities.
In conjunction with school events, boys often organise personal fundraising projects. Notable examples include:
- Stanley raised £ 1,700 with a sponsored climb in the Alps
- Sam raised £2,700 cycling to Paris
- Ed raised £3,000 walking the length of a river
- Oliver and Abraham Raised £1,300 on a sponsored walk
- Mr Wassell ran the London Marathon for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust
Each year the boys will choose a charity to fundraise for.