Brown’s School is a very supportive and close-knit community. We are fortunate to have a parent group that are an integral and helpful part of our school community, who are always willing to champion the charitable work that Brown’s is involved in.
We are proud to have worked with a number of organisations over the past few years to support many worthy causes. We are grateful to the families of our students, the local community, and many others for assisting us in reaching some outstanding fundraising milestones.
Details of some of our charity work and the associated organisations can be found below.
Over the past few years Walk for Water has been the school’s biggest fundraising event. In conjunction with a school in Holland, and supported by the Rotary Club, all students and staff take part in an organised walk to help raise money for those in need of fresh water. In March 2020, a small number of staff and students were fortunate enough to visit a twinned Rotary school (IKC Het Drieluik) in Arnhem, Netherlands, to take part in their Walk for Water event.
Walk for Water is a global awareness & fund-raising campaign day for children which usually takes place usually between March and June and especially during the weeks around UN World Water Day (22 March), when worldwide attention is sought for the problems around water & sanitation. Students are sponsored by friends and family to walk 6 kilometres while carrying 6 litres of water in a backpack. Students learn about global water issues and raise funds to help solve them.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in 2021, Brown’s School will be the only school to organise the sponsored walk on behalf of Rotary International and the Rural Women Foundation.
Community Day is an important event on the school calendar as it involves all members of staff and students deviating from their normal timetables and heading out into the Chelsfield Village community to interact and help the people that live and work there.
Prior to the day the school engages with local residents and business to determine jobs that can be allocated to small groups of students and staff to help support the local area. Jobs on Community Day range from painting the village pavilion and restoring the local bus shelter to assisting residents in day-to-day activities such as gardening and household tasks.
As a school we believe that showing compassion and willingness to help others are important life skills and values to have as well as for students to appreciate their picturesque countryside location and interact with the residents. The students have always represented the school fantastically on these days and have established a good reputation in the local community.
We are lucky to have parents and staff that donate time and resources to our own community to help towards creating the best possible environment for all students. We thank everyone associated with Brown’s for their ongoing support.