Working With Charities
Swans School supports a range of charities, both locally and globally, involving the both primary and secondary students with fundraising events.
Fundraising initiatives range from cake sales, to sponsored events and non-uniform days. In addition, whenever there is a special cause of worldwide significance, the students always suggest ways to respond and act to support humanitarian aid efforts, showing the empathy for people and places around the world that we strive to nurture.
All our IB Diploma students must complete the CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) component of their course. Part of these activities are focused on providing a service to the community, and they always come up with creative ways to raise money, as well as volunteering in person with local organisations and those further afield.
RifCom is a non-profit charitable organisation run by volunteers from Gibraltar and Spain, who are committed to making a real difference to their neighbouring communities in the Rif Mountains of Morocco – living within their sight and yet in poverty. Please click on the link for more information www.rifcom.org.
Students at Swans preserve a close connection to RifCom, with Student Council fundraising, and a group of student volunteers collecting, sorting and shipping regular donations of clothes, shoes and stationery to those that need it. There are also regular trips to Morocco to help with the charity’s various projects and initiatives, and this is a truly enlightening and formative experience for those students who choose to participate.
PAD is a privately-run charity in the Mijas/Fuengirola area that specialises in the rehabilitation and re-homing of abandoned dogs and cats. Swans Primary has raised over 20.000€ for the charity. Please click on the link for more information www.padcatsanddogs.org
We also support local cancer charity Cudeca. Unfortunately, too many of us, in one form or another, have been affected by this terrible disease. Our support will help Cudeca continue to offer high standards of palliative care, support and advice to patients and their families. Please click on the link for more information www.cudeca.org
The Royal British Legion: Marbella
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity. Please click on the link for more information http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/marbella
House Leaders (Y12 students) and House Captains (from across the key stages) arrange fortnightly events for students at lunchtimes. Alongside this they organise regular fund raising events for the House Charities mentioned above. These include cakes sales, popcorn sales at sports day, hotdog sales, food collections, dress down days etc.