George Abbot Opportunities Fund

Registered Charity Number 1043545

Total raised
£709.00 + £66.00 Gift Aid = £775.00
+ £46.00 Gift Aid
+ £20.00 Gift Aid

About George Abbot Opportunities Fund

The George Abbot Opportunities Fund has been set up as a registered charity to enable George Abbot School to support all of its students in reaching their full potential and enjoying a broad and high quality learning experience at school. The School continues to provides an outstanding and free education but is passionate about continuing to deliver all those extra opportunities which help make George Abbot School exceptional – despite the challenging funding climate.

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The Renaissance Project

<p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">George Abbot, one of the highest performing state schools in the country, has&nbsp;launched a fundraising campaign to upgrade its arts facilities. The ‘Renaissance Project’ aims to&nbsp;create a set of inspiring, sustainable and accessible spaces to house its outstanding arts activity. The p</span><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">roject will benefit young people studying ceramics, fashion, fine art, photography and textiles at the school.&nbsp;</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The school has a longstanding reputation for excellence in the arts and a firm belief in the power and value of creativity. However, it is time to upgrade the arts spaces in school to ensure that they continue to reflect the talent of the students and the passion of the staff team. By investing in creativity, the school is confident that students will reap the benefits. The arts can play a key role in developing critical thinking and problem solving as well as encouraging risk taking and creating a sense of well-being. It also helps develop social skills – and there is evidence that creativity helps develop skills in maths and science. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"> </span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Headteacher, Mrs Kate Carriett, commented</span><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">: </em></p><p><br></p><p><em style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">‘Our school community has truly demonstrated its creative thinking skills in planning this campaign. By updating our facilities and encouraging the combination of digital and traditional approaches, we hope to create a synergy which will lead to a whole school renaissance of the arts. There is no shortage of talent – only inspirational spaces.’</em></p><p><br></p>

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