Oundle School, Peterborough

In 2016,  Oundle School once again ran the Big Give’s Philanthropy in Schools programme, which aims to inspire the next generation of philanthropists.

Through the generosity of the School’s alumni Old Oundelian Club, each Fourth former (Year 10 pupil) at Oundle had access to a £5 voucher which they could donate directly to a charity of their choice. Each House group was then given the chance to present a ‘pitch’ to the School’s Charity Committee for a charity that all the Fourth formers in that House agreed was worthy of receiving the grand prize donated by the Old Oundelian Club. The best four were then given the chance to present to three members of the Old Oundelian Committee in the Big Give Grand Bid, with a chance to win a £1,000 donation for their chosen charity.

The four Houses chosen for the final were Bramston who backed Build Africa; Laxton who backed the Willow Foundation; Sidney who backed Meningitis Research; and Wyatt, who backed Childline.

The winners were Wyatt House, who are also planning to present on Childline at Laxton Junior School.

Head of the School’s Charity Committee, Ian Clark commented, “The Big Give Grand Bid 2016 has hopefully helped a number of Fourth Form pupils find out more about charities and how they work, and those who presented gained some excellent experience. We hope that the OO Club will be willing to continue its generous support in the future.”

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George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh

George Heriot’s School has delivered the Philanthropy in Schools programme for two years running as part of its S3 Critical Thinking course. This year, eight classes (170 students) took part in the programme over an eight week period.

George Heriot’s focused on developing the analytical and evaluative skills of pupils, requiring them to think carefully about the decisions they make when researching charities. The programme was adapted to facilitate peer reviewing of the students’ research skills and choices, with emphasis placed on individual decision making.

To bring the programme to life, George Heriot’s invited representatives from local charities to come in and speak to the pupils about how non-profit organisations operate.

Click on the images below to read more about how George Heriot’s ran the Philanthropy in Schools programme.

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Critical Thinking Unit

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Student reflections

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Thank yous!

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The Sponsor

Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Widnes

Ormiston Chadwick Academy delivered the Big Give’s Philanthropy in Schools programme in October 2015 as part of its ‘Making a Positive Contribution Day’. All students were involved in different activities throughout the day to develop their soft skills and help them understand the benefits of helping other people and their communities. The Big Give was delighted to have all Year 8 students take part in the programme as part of such an engaging day for the whole school.

Some Year 10 students supported the groups of younger students which offered an excellent opportunity for them to develop their leadership skills, and a few volunteers volunteered to take photographs during the day to create a thank you presentation for the Sponsor.*

*Philanthropy in Schools works with Sponsors who provide the donation funds for students. We are very grateful to these generous Sponsors for making the programme possible.

Click on the images below to read more about how Ormiston Chadwick Academy ran the Philanthropy in Schools programme.

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Making a positive contribution

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Student reflections

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The presentations

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The Sponsor

Would you like to run the programme in your School?

If you are interested in running the programme in your School or sponsoring a programme, please get in touch with Lizzie Hulton-Harrop, the Philanthropy in Schools co-ordinator, at schools@thebiggive.org.uk.