During their time with us, Heath Mount pupils develop a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility and learn the importance of helping others.
Heath Mount in the Community
We work with local schools to share knowledge, learning and facilities for the benefit of teachers and pupils. We have hosted a successful primary school football festival welcoming local teams from Watton-at-Stone, Bengeo, Aston St Mary’s, Morgan’s and Abel Smith primary schools and also run STEM days for local schools for children working towards their CREST awards. Some of our more formal events such as Harvest Festival, Remembrance Service, and the Christmas Carol Service allow parents and staff to contribute to a wide variety of causes both local and further afield including The Royal British Legion, Crisis, The Salvation Army, Hertfood, Isabel Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support and Middleton School, a nearby school for those with severe learning difficulties.
Supporting Dalit children in India
Heath Mount School has a strong association with Loyola School in Manvi, Karnataka through the charity Supporting Dalit Children. The charity aims to provide an education to Indian ‘untouchable’ children who come from India’s poorest and most disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Over the past few years the Heath Mount community has raised over £50,000 to help build the new Kapepaladi school in Pannur as well as sponsoring the education of individual children. In 2018 we raised funds to buy a new school bus so children who otherwise would have been unable to access an education can be collected from remote villages and brought to school both in Manvi and Pannur. Our children have been actively involved in this fundraising and successive Year 8s have travelled to India to see the schools and meet the children.