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.
During 2017-2018, we raised money for Sports Relief, The British Heart Foundation, Crisis at Christmas, Age Concern, Samaritan's Purse Shoebox appeal and CLIC Sargent. We were also involved in a number of community projects such as Brixton Food bank, Seniors Christmas Lunch with Holy Trinity Church, Toddlers Easter Egg Hunt, Half Term Student Leadership and Community Carol Singing. We are proud of the students effort and enthusiasm while volunteering and raising money throughout the year.
Below are some of the charities we are currently supporting.