This term has seen the launch of two new student-led committees to create positive change within our community.
The Sustainability Committee (formerly the Green Team) aims to encourage the Godolphin community to take action to improve environmental sustainability in our school, local community and beyond. Throughout the school year, the committee will be working on a number of long-term projects under the themes of fashion, food and pollution and will be entering their projects in the Global Social Leaders Competition. Armed with our new EarthSense air-quality monitors – courtesy of the 2019-20 Annual Fund – they will be monitoring air pollution in W6 and sharing their findings with the school community. They will be participating in the Transform Our World Youth Climate Summit from the 9-13 November and they are also in the throws of developing a three to five year plan to implement their vision in school and pass the responsibility onto future generations.
The Social Impact Committee (formerly the Raising and Giving Team) aims to create partnerships with local, national and international charitable organisations over a number of years, fundraise, raise awareness within the school community and, most importantly, to educate themselves by learning from our partners.
This year, the 32-member strong committee is focusing their attention on two causes. They plan to build on the partnership the school has with the Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, which provides emergency food parcels to individuals in need as well providing practical advice and support to enable them to find lasting relief from financial hardship.
There is also an exciting opportunity to work alongside the Snowland School in Nepal through Old Dolphin Zara Balfour, director and producer of the award-winning documentary film, Children of the Snow Land, which details the struggles of Himalayan children attending school far from home and being separated from their families. The committee will be working on a series of projects to support Nepalese students to be able to return home and visit their families for the first time in twelve years.
Click here to watch the committee’s first ‘Hello from Godolphin’ message to our friends in Nepal.