Youth Mitzvah Day Award
Our charity team have picked up the Outstanding Youth Mitzvah Day Award for galvanising the community to contribute to food banks and fight period poverty.
For several years, pupils, staff and parents have been involved in Mitzvah Day, a Hampstead-based charity founded by South Hampstead alumna, Laura Marks, who was awarded an OBE for her work building interfaith relationships and encouraging people to come together to give time, not money, to make a difference.
For this year’s Mitzvah Day, the school community gave generously to Bloody Good Period, who help combat period poverty, and numerous food banks both in London and abroad; pupils and staff also upcycled old clothes to create eco-friendly bags for the donations. The Sixth Form Charity Team collected the prize at a special awards ceremony at the JW3 this week.
Deputy Head Girl and Charity Captain, Michaela, said: “Mitzvah Day always provides a great focus for the whole school to engage with the local community and to help others. We are delighted to be recognised with this award and very grateful to everyone who has contributed.”
South Hampstead pupils are engaged in a variety of charitable activities, helping to foster a culture of kindness and an outward-looking ethos; it is one of the many ways that girls are encouraged to be morally responsible citizens of the future. Our school’s emblematic torch stands for the values that really matter in our community: Thoughtfulness, Open-heartedness, Respect, Courage and Honesty.