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Community Action

The Community Action Group (CAG) is part of being a unicef Rights Respecting School.  Students make decisions about the community and charitable activities that take place in the school supporting the united nations convention on the rights of a child article 12: ‘Students have a voice when decisions are being taken that affect us’ and Article 27: Children have a right to a good standard of living.  Students are able to make decisions on initiatives that will improve the lives of children locally or globally.

The CAG is a student led body that exists to coordinate the schools:

  • Fundraising
  • Volunteering
  • Action / campaigning on community issues

We want to encourage all students to be involved in fundraising for charity.  Fundraising for good causes is part of what it means to be part of a Rights Respecting School.   We particularly wish to encourage students to fundraise for charities that benefit children who are less fortunate than we are.  This is part of what it means to be a global citizen.

What do I need to do?

Any student can make a proposal to the CAG but there are specific charities and types of charity that the group will support, namely:
•    UNICEF (Year 7)
•    International Links – Muthurwa Primary School (Year 8)
•    Water Aid (Year 9)
•    Cancer/Health (Year 10)
•    Comic Relief/Red Nose Day (Year 11)
•    Disasters and Emergency Committee (Years 12 & 13)

The CAG will offer specific opportunities for students to raise money for these charities.  If students wish to raise money for a charity then they must:
• Complete a CAG Fundraising proposal – contact Mr Ali and collect Fundraising proposal form.
• Make sure your proposal is in line with UNCRC article(s) and our Rights Respecting Schools' agenda.
• E-mail the proposal form to Mr Ali.
• Present the idea at the next CAG meeting at least one month before the intended date of the event.
• The CAG will either say yes to the event or will give the group feedback on their idea.

Questions?

The CAG meets on Tuesday Week B, Period 6 in Room E107 to consider proposals from students for all of the above activities in school.

For further information please contact Mr K. Ali: kali@central.towerhamlets.sch.uk - Room E018