Our Global Thinking programme in the Junior School and Senior School has been developed to help pupils think beyond their own world.
Inside and outside the classroom, we teach our pupils about the world around them
The Global Thinking programme is designed to enable our pupils to become young adults who are aware of the world around them, fully prepared to live and thrive within it. Through an understanding of world issues, Mount pupils develop an awareness of, and a confidence in, their place in the world. We teach pupils to be compassionate, to be good friends and to be good citizens. Our pupils leave school aware of the world around them, confidently ready to lead and make a positive contribution to our changing world.
Charity and Volunteering
Our focus on community, both locally and globally, is inherent in all that we do. Senior girls enjoy opportunities to be involved with The Prince’s Trust, Amnesty International and many more. Senior Girls have the opportunity to use their time to volunteer, this may be in a local hospice, an elderly care home or helping in the Junior School.
Raising awareness of the plight of others and raising money for charity, is at the core of our Quaker ethos. Charitable work, fundraising and social justice are key in The Mount School’s ethos. We encourage our pupils to take up the challenge that George Fox demanded back in the 17th Century of “letting your life speak”. Mount pupils are not slow to respond! Each year in the Senior School, the pupils are asked to propose charity nominations. These are presented at Morning Meeting and then the whole community votes on the proposed charities. Previous charities supported include The George Toplis Foundation and Children’s Cancer Care.
The Junior School choose one whole school charity to support each year. They have previously supported the Learn Bags appeal, raising funds to buy stationary for refugee children. The children work together throughout the School year to decide upon initiatives to raise money for their chosen Charity. For example The Junior School Sport Committee decided to hold a ‘Santa Dash’ charging participants 50p to join in. The money raised helped to buy stationary for the appeal. The Mount Junior School also support national Charity days such as Children In Need, Comic Relief and Sport Relief. They host dressing up days, bake stalls or sponsored events to raise money for the charities.
At The Mount School we host charity events each term. The events are discussed and planned by our charity representatives. Notable events include the Bake Off in November, termly dressing up days, Carol Singing, Coffee Mornings and individual events such as family day. We also support The British Legion, the White Peace Poppy Appeal, and the Macmillan Coffee Morning.
Mount pupils leave the School ready to take on the world
Through our special ethos and Global Thinking programme, they have an understanding of global issues, they develop an awareness of, and a confidence in, their place in the world. They are confident in their voice and they challenge injustice when they see it.