The sixth form students who are members of the justice and peace group are greatly valued by staff and have had a significant impact on the life of the school. As a group they have had the responsibility for selecting the charities and promoting support for them through assemblies."
Section 48 Report, January 2017
Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools, each year, makes a massive mark on the lives of so many people within the local area, nationally and internationally! We fundraising throughout the year towards our main charities including; CAFOD, St Francis' Family Centre (part of the Catholic Children's Society Westminster), Macmillan Cancer Support and Sylhet Aid.
Annually, we sing Christmas Carols at the St Joseph's Hospice in East London and we provide workshops for the local community.
The Justice & Peace Committee
The Justice and Peace Committee is a group of Sixth Formers who meet weekly to discuss ways that the whole school can work together for the common good. The group is open to everyone, with a new committee formed each year. A central theme over the last year was homelessness, and the Committee led assemblies, raised awareness and raised over £500 for Centrepoint with an overnight sleepout in school they organised at the end of the summer term. The students also visited Parliament to speak to our local MP homelessness in the borough. The group are currently co-ordinating groups of volunteers who give their time once a month at a local homeless shelter and also planning a campaign around climate justice inspired by Pope Francis' 'Laudato Si' Encyclical.
Just before lockdown our students sent thank you notes to the NHS heroes at the Royal London Hospital to express our gratitude to them for all they do to keep us safe. https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/news/students-deliver-letters-to-royal-london-hospital-staff-members-7684