Interact was set up by the Cranleigh Rotary Club and aims to bring students together from Cranleigh School and St Joseph’s to jointly fundraise for charities, both local and further afield. We have enjoyed a Krispy Kreme sale, decorated biscuits, watched films and made various crafts over our time together. Interact is run by Sixth Form students with the help of staff and the Rotary Club.
Six of our students visit St Joseph’s school where they are involved in helping with homework, joining in with a variety of activities and generally socialising!
A group of Cranleigh students put together books that are used by the children at our partner school in Zambia, and children from 6 schools they have links with. The books are translated and decorated and our students work hard putting them together and laminating them so they can be used time and again by students in Kawama who otherwise wouldn’t necessarily have access to reading materials.
Knowle Park and Cedar Court
We have longstanding partnerships with two care homes in the village. Cranleigh students visit the homes and chat with the residents and are involved in the activities going on that day.
Groups of students visit the homes of seniors who are unable to get out and about as much as they would like. They have conversations about how life is different for them as teenagers and learn about the person they are visiting and listen to stories they share and memories they have.
Litter picking and recycling
We have groups of students involved in litter picking in the village and also in recycling where possible.
We have a number of links with charity shops in the village. Our students help sort and move stock and arrange displays etc.
Cranleigh (village) library
Students attend Cranleigh library; they help to sort books and to return them to their rightful shelf!
Cranleigh students are involved in making cards and other products to sell to raise money for Beyond Ourselves, a charity which supports the education of children in Zambia.
Pupils have previously volunteered at the Cranleigh Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and Christopher Robin nursery. We are looking to expand our partnerships with local organisations, please contact Beth Lewis BLL@cranleigh.org for more information.