Our whole school community enjoys ‘Street Parties’ on the Pre-Prep lawn to celebrate events such as the Platinum Jubilee and the King’s Coronation. All ages from 3-11 dress up for the occasion and join in with games and treasure hunts. These are memorable days for the whole Berkhampstead community to celebrate together in the sunshine.
It’s more than just our School community that matters. From the Harvest Festival, Christmas and Easter services held in the beautiful All Saints’ Church, to the ever-popular Red Nose Day and Children in Need, our children think of others and get involved.
School Council reps across the school consult and the children decide which charities to support each year. There is always one local and one global charity. Our pupils immerse themselves fully into the spirit of whichever theme is chosen (along with a huge number of staff)! Berkhampstead children take an interest, they raise funds and have fun doing so!
Through the Platinum Award, children become involved in charitable ventures of their own outside school, fuelled by their own interests and priorities.
Carol singing each Christmas at Waitrose is a highlight for our Senior Choir. There is always a collection for our chosen charity, and last year it was for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice. A choir from Years 3 and 4 sing at Bay Tree Court residential home in Prestbury each Christmas too. Bay Tree Court was where our founder Mrs Edna Andrews spent her last few years. Our Day Nursery Pre-School visit local residential care home, Oakhaven every other week to sing with the delighted residents. Berky Bears Music Group
Mufti Days are always popular. WVS, a global veterinary charity benefited when ‘wild animals’ invaded the playgrounds - the children - dressed up and ready to donate to this super cause. The children enjoyed their wild lessons and created inspiring poetry and drama as well as raising money for a good cause.