Partnerships, Charity and Community
Our girls grow into inclusive, courageous and principled young women, to be change-makers, for themselves and the good of others. Having the power to improve the lives of others is a privilege, one that is reflected in the aims of St Christopher's School. Learning about and with others, in London or around the world, helps our staff and pupils find their passion and their voice. Taking an active role in service learning and our community through collaboration is at the heart of what we do and how we educate the girls.
Inspired by London
St Christopher's works closely with institutions in London. In Autumn term 2021, the school took inspiration from The Rainbow Landscape by Rubens at The Wallace Collection. We hope that this will lead to further work with the museum, visiting speakers and future projects alongside our partner schools. We invited families and the education officer from the museum to visit. It was a brilliant way to bring our community back into school following COVID restrictions.
Carlton Primary School
Thank you St Christopher's! The children at Carlton had a fantastic time taking part in the workshop with the Iyatra Quartet. It enabled them to explore music from a different, more creative angle. They enjoyed the opportunity to respond to the music in their own ways, and the work they produced as a result was varied, personal and expressive. The musicians leading the workshop were great, and kept the children engaged throughout. A big thank you to them, and St Christopher's once again for the opportunity!
Ted Glover, Carlton Primary School
Book Week 2021
During the week of World Book Day, St.Christopher's School kindly arranged for us to have virtual visits from the authors, Christopher Edge and Petr Horacek. First of all, Petr's workshop was amazing and engaged all of our EYFS/KS1 children, reading some of his books and demonstrating how to draw animals, such as elephants. Students in school and at home participated, and many wanted to send their drawings onto Petr himself, while I also received several positive feedback comments from our parents (and staff) who took part in the session. Christopher's presentation looked at space and the wider universe, as his engaging manner encouraged the students to be introspective. He also linked each point to one of his novels, encouraging the children to read them (which some of our students had already). This wouldn't have been possible without the communication and support from St.Christopher's, and a number of children have mentioned their author sessions to me since their return from lockdown-demonstrating that it has had a positive impact, and was a memorable experience.
Shayne Davids, Carlton Primary School