Gresham’s was set up as a charity and as such takes its responsibilities seriously ensuring that it has a community focus to many of the events and activities that take place at the school.
Alongside cultural pursuits we encourage students to take an interest in the wider world and develop a responsibility for their community. Every Wednesday afternoon a number of students participate in a wide range of activities. We expect our students to provide a service to others and we believe that they grow immeasurably from doing so. Through our fundraising programme, we think it essential that our pupils look beyond their immediate environment and that they develop a sense of social duty to those less fortunate.
Pupils organise a number of fund raising activities throughout the year. Some of these have included a Fashion Show involving local patrons raising over £5000 for the Princes Trust and a Valentines Ball to support Breast Cancer Research.
Each year the school supports a named ‘Charity of the Year’ where the school actively runs events to raise money for that charity. In 2013, pupils slept in an igloo overnight and cycled from Holt to Newquay to raise funds for The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House!