Ipswich High School – Working with Local Charities

Every year Ipswich High School pledges to raise money for a local charity throughout the academic year, through events such as our Whole School Aquathlon, the annual Sixth Form Escape, bake sales, performances, charity runs and much more.

For the 2018 – 2019 academic year we are delighted to be fundraising for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Below are just a few of the fundraising events we have already held and been involved with this year, with more to come.

Elmer’s Big Parade

We are delighted to be designing two sculptures for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Elmer’s Big Parade 2019. Our Prep School and Senior School pupils will be working hard on their wonderful designs to ensure that our Elmers will be the stars of the parade, all whilst fundraising for a brilliant cause.

From June to September 2019, 50 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant, will be on parade throughout Ipswich.

100 ‘young Elmers’, will also be popping up in special locations all across town.

Keep an eye on our social media for updates on our Elmer designs!

The Whole Hog

In October 2018 a whole host of our pupils and staff took part in The Whole Hog mud run to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice. They tackled 35 obstacles over seven miles, climbing, running and even crawling their way across the muddy course.

The Suffolk Whole Hog race is around five miles long and the more challenging Boss Hog is around seven miles long. Both of the races guaranteed lots of obstacles, lots of mud and lots of water.

Our participants valiantly fought through the muddy conditions and raised lots of money for charity in the process.

Whole School Aquathlon

Every year our pupils in both the Prep School and the Senior School compete in our school aquathlon. It is always a fantastic event in the school calendar, where pupils run and swim a variety of distances to raise money, on this occasion for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Pupils had the choice to compete in either Sprint, Olympic or Endurance distance categories. They first completed their swim in the school swimming pool, before leaving the pool and completing the running course around the school field.

We would like to thank all of the families who came along to support the pupils.

The coliseum in Rome

Venice to Rome Cycle Challenge

In September, four members of staff and two of our Sixth Form students will be undertaking an incredible journey and cycling from Venice to Rome to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

The challenge will take them just over 400 miles through the wonderful Italian countryside over seven days, from 9th – 15th September, all the way from the beautiful mainland of Venice to the ancient ruins of Rome.

We are excited to help our staff and students with their fundraising in the run up to their challenge.

Prep School Enterprise Fair

After lots of planning during their enrichment sessions, the Prep School Enterprise Club held a charity fair during morning break on Wednesday 21st November 2018. There were games stalls including ‘guess how many sweets in the jar, ‘knock over the tin cans’ and ‘hook a duck’. They also had a bake sale, smoothie stall and an accessories stall with handmade friendship bracelets, hair braids and pom poms for sale.

It was a very successful event, raising over £120 for St. Elizabeth Hospice. Thank you to all parents who helped bake cakes and biscuits for the bake sale and a big well done to the pupils in the Enterprise Club. They are already looking forward to the next fundraising event.

Other fundraising this year has included our Christmas Jumper Day as well as collections at our Christmas Concerts and Silent Discos. If you would like to contribute to our fundraising efforts, please feel welcome to donate on our JustGiving page. All donations are greatly appreciated.


Are you a local charity?

If you are a local charity interested in working with Ipswich High School, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Director of Marketing and Communications, Lucy Beavon.