Fundraising, volunteering and supporting charitable projects in the local and wider community play a huge part in school life at Derby Grammar. Our aim is to help children develop an awareness of the world around them as they grow into caring, compassionate and responsible young adults.
We have strong links with YMCA Derbyshire and support through the Christmas shoe box appeal and harvest festival donations. Our Sixth Form also organises ‘Charities Week’ which is dedicated to raising funds for local charities, such as YMCA, as well as other organisations.
We also have a number of remarkable young people who contribute to the Derby community in a number of other ways. A perfect example of this is Ollie. Every year he brings knitted red poppies into School to sell in aid of the Poppy Appeal. His grandmother knits the poppies and he sells them to his classmates and the rest of the School, raising a significant amount of money to donate to the Appeal.
Arguably one of the most life-changing opportunities available at Derby Grammar School is the chance to support children in Mwanza, Tanzania at the Amani School. Each summer, a groups of Year 12 pupils fly out to teach the children and to donate much-needed equipment for building projects that aim to improve their learning facilities.
Follow our Tanzania story on our teacher and pupil blog.
Watch our Tanzania Project video to find out more.