Creativity, Action, Service
Originally introduced as a component of the International Baccalaureate, the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme has been extended to all Sixth Form pupils providing them with many opportunities for personal development through learning from experience: this experience comes from pupils’ active participation in activities beyond those of their chosen academic subjects. The Charterhouse CAS programme aims to ensure that all Sixth Form pupils take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available to initiate, plan, engage and reflect upon their experiences, and includes the requirement for them to undertake structured and purposeful ‘service’ activities.
Each academic year a pupil is appointed Head of Charities, with a pupil representative from each House on the Charities Committee. Over the course of the year each House organises fundraising events for their chosen charity. Recent activities include:
- Mufti Day and lecture in aid of ‘Railway Children’
- Chalke Valley Cycle Challenge, Manhattan Island Marathon, Sport Relief Mile
- Christmas Charity Calendar and Christmas Cards
- Charity Art Auction in aid of 'Kids Company'
- The Pirthi Bedi Foundation – a pupil raised over £11,000
- Charity dinner organised by the Monitors
- 'CCHF All About Kids' - Summer Camp at Charterhouse for disadvantaged children - funded by money raised by the ‘Lack of Talent Show'
Staff Charity Activities
There are also many other School fundraising activities: each term a delicious soup lunch is provided for pupils and staff with the savings donated to Food Aid; Mufti Day remains a very popular event and raises around £2,000 each year; the IT Department recycles used printer cartridges and old mobile phones to raise money for Chase, a local hospice for terminally ill children, to name but a few.
News of other charity projects include:
- Candle-Lit Carols - collection for Amnesty International and Godalming Old People Welfare Association
- Exmoor 30:30 Challenge - raised £2,642 in sponsorship for the Royal British Legion
- Spinning for Charity - twenty-four hours spinning raised over £12,000 for local cancer charities
- Right to Play - raffle raised £1,500 for Chelsea Football Club's global charity partner
- Library Fines Donations for local charities
- Donation of Biology equipment to LabAid and SchoolAid
- World Book Day - the sale of old books raised £87.00 for The Jigsaw Trust
- The Saunderites Charity Committee - £4,518.00 raised for Operation Christmas Child - Samaritans Purse and the National Association for Crohn’s and Colitis
- Manhattan Island Marathon raised £4,680 for Alzheimer's Research UK and Swim Free, New York
- Charterhouse Plant Sale raised £450 for GUTS
- Royal Ballet Masterclass performance for Amnesty International raised £11,000
- Save the Watts Gallery
- Textbooks to Africa
- Trip to Rhema Mission in South India
- The Annie Marion Society raises money through activities for local charities
- Blankets go to Animal Sanctuaries
- Paper Recycling Banks
- Sport Relief Mile organised by the Queen's Sport Centre