The students at St Martin’s are encouraged to explore and reflect upon the community and world in which they live and how they can become 'young advocates' supporting causes that will have a positive impact upon the well-being of others. As a school we actively promote and encourage the students to be a proactive advocate in supporting charities and organisations both in school and at home. Through our vision, the Gospel and our values associated with it, through worship and the development of the students knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own circumstances, they are encouraged to complete acts of courageous advocacy both through school led initiatives as well as those inspired by themselves. As a school we connect with charitable activities through what we express as our St Martin's stewardship vision of "Everyone Can Help Others" (ECHO). We encourage everyone to engage in social action and develop their understanding of courageous advocacy and challenge. Below are some of the charities we are currently supporting.
Following a visit from the Revd Nicky Teverson, who introduced us to her project, the House of Luhuvilo (a children's home being built in Tanzania), the students raised a staggering £1,117 towards the build.
In addition we continued to support Sports Relief, The British Heart Foundation, Crisis at Christmas, Age Concern, Samaritan's Purse Shoebox appeal and CLIC Sargent. We are also involved in a number of community projects such as Brixton Foodbank, Seniors Christmas and Lent Lunch with Holy Trinity Church. In Summer 2019, we will have our first ever Seniors Tea Dance which we all looking forward to.
We are proud of the students effort and enthusiasm while volunteering and raising money throughout the year. Below are some of the charities we support.