Like all schools, Ripplevale is no different in that it raises funds for charity through various activities during the year. Fundraising is coordinated and organised by the school council. The school council are tasked each year to choose three charities for the school to support.

To raise money for these charities we set aside fundraising days through the year which the school council plan. Students are also able to donate money through their behaviour rewards store, converting points into donations.

See our calendar for more information on our up and coming fundraising days.

Our 2019/2020 Charities are as follows:

Local: RNLI – Walmer Lifeboat Station

Our Science Technician Max Shelton, volunteers at Walmer Lifeboat Station. Students throughout the school have visited the station and Max has supporting students in learning about the excellent work the RNLI does to protect and save lives at sea.  Walmer station was established in 1856 and guards the southern half of the Goodwin Sands and the Downs. Since a lifeboat station was established, crews have received 28 awards for gallantry. Today, the station operates two inshore lifeboats. To find out more information follow the link below:

Walmer Lifeboat Station Website

National: SSFA Armed Forces Charity

The SSFA support covers both regulars and reserves in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force and their families, including anyone who has completed National Service. They are all entitled to lifelong support from SSAFA, no matter how long they have served. Addiction, relationship breakdown, debt, homelessness, post-traumatic stress, depression and disability are all issues that can affect our members of our Armed Forces community. Many of these problems only become apparent when an individual has to leave their life in the Forces and join ‘Civvy Street’. SSAFA is committed to helping our brave men and women overcome these problems, and rebuild their lives. To find out more information follow the link below:

SSFA Website

International: Southview Early learning Centre in Zimbabwe. 

Our Speech and Language therapist Boaz volunteers for the above charity. Their aim is to set up/build education provision and provide a broad and balanced education for all learners within a caring Christian ethos, making learning fun, creating a happy and stimulating environment, developing children’s ability to concentrate and reach their maximum potential.

School Fundraiser

This year we are raising money to build a round house in our outdoor learning area. The round house will provide an all-weather outdoor classroom and will further the outdoor learning opportunities for our students.

Monies raised so far

March 2019 – Red Nose Day (Comic Relief) £330.55
June 2019 – Little Princess Trust £184.25
Sept 2019 Jeans for Genes £81.00
Oct 2019 – MacMillan Coffee Morning £443.83 for Cancer Support
Animals Lost & Found in Kent – £764.50
Royal British Legion – £48