Outreach 4

Foundation Outreach

At Reed’s we recognise that public benefit is an essential part of what it is to be a charity. Whilst our Foundation, being at the heart of everything we do, supports individual children we are keen to use our wonderful facilities and dedicated staff to broaden that reach. Our wider outreach programme engages with many primary, prep and secondary schools from the local area, from inner London, and from the boroughs of Mitcham and Merton.

The programme benefits thousands of children every year from over 40 state schools. Numerous events are run at the School; these range from a single day Arts and Drama workshops to regular weekly activities in conjunction with Rackets Cubed that focus on Maths, racket sports and nutrition. The two largest programmes that we run are Launch Car Challenge and the Fun Olympiad.

For many of our activities, particularly those aimed at Primary Schools, we also provide lunch for the children in our Dining Room. 

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A brief overview of some of our wonderful enrichment outreach activities include:

Launch Car Challenge

Launch Car Challenge, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is one of our largest outreach initiatives, involving over 600 Year 5 children over an academic year. With 20 teams from 12 different schools, the activity is hosted in our innovative FutureTech building where the students design and produce a car that is launched by compressed air. Their vehicles are raced against the other teams in their group on the day they come to Reed’s. The winning teams from each session are invited back for a Grand Final.

Fun Olympiad

Our annual Fun Olympiad Day involves around 220 Year children from 7 different schools, with activities including football, cricket, golf and tennis. We provide transport and lunch for all the children involved. For some children this is the first time they have seen such a large green space to play in. Schools enjoy a variety of sporting activities, kindly run by partners such as Surrey County Cricket Club, Chelsea FC Foundation, Pachesham Golf Club and Reed’s Tennis School. They provide a wonderful day where children begin to realise the pleasure of playing sport and perhaps find a hidden talent. At the end of the session all of the children receive a medal to show that they have participated and had fun.

Lego® Innovation Day

Using Lego WeDo kits in the Innovation Studio in our FutureTech building, the LEGO workshop day allows Year 4 children to enjoy a Science and Engineering activity run by a LEGO® Professional Trainer focused on designing and creating a working model leading on to programming the model’s movements as part of a story.

“Thanks for a fantastic afternoon. The children absolutely loved it!” 

Year 4 teacher from Haslemere Primary School

Arts Award Day

The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification and is a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts. Pupils from Reed’s host Year 4 children from local Primary schools for a fun day of Music, Drama and Art activities as part of their Year 7 pupils’ participation in the Bronze Arts Award. One part of the Arts Award is sharing information and expertise with others, so this activity enables the boys from Reed’s to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they had learnt in the Arts, and show leadership skills in teaching others. Each group spends time rotating round the various activities, providing opportunities to develop knowledge and introduce new art forms.

Rackets Cubed

Rackets Cubed is a UK based charity that runs integrated Squash, Tennis, Education (Maths) and Nutrition Programmes for local disadvantaged inner-city school children.

The programme’s vision is driven by the increasing evidence that active children have higher school achievement and that nutritious foods improve classroom behaviour. 20 Year 5 children from a local primary school participate in the programme over a 10 week period. The children play an hour of rackets sports, an hour of maths, then are fed a meal. In the final week of the programme all the children participate in a Squash Tournament.

Drama Workshops

Drama Workshops for children from primary schools aim to increase their confidence as performers. Usually based around a main production at Reed’s, the primary school children participate in a number of practical workshops. The first develops their use of voice and movement and in the second workshop, they learn how the technical elements of a production are put together and are given an opportunity to operate the lighting and sound themselves. Following the workshops the children perform a short excerpt from the production itself.

Rugby, Hockey, Netball & Cricket Tournaments

Around 200 Year 5 and 6 children come to Reed’s to take part in sports tournaments covering High 5 Netball and Quicksticks Hockey, Rugby and Kwik Cricket. The day is aimed at providing more opportunities for pupils in local Primary schools to play sport, take part in competitions and learn the values of sport. Standards are often high and in the build-up to the event Reed’s sports professionals visit some of the schools to give additional training sessions. 

Mock Oxbridge Interviews

Reed’s staff offer mock Oxbridge interviews for Sixth Formers from local Secondary Schools

Modern Foreign Language Events

Our MFL department run multiple events throughout the year including three Café Lingua debates in each language and the biggest event, the Business Language Champions Competition involving around 200 pupils from multiple local schools.

Careers Advice

Our comprehensive careers programme offers opportunities to prepare students for the future. These events are open to Local Secondary School students as well as Reed’s students.

Annual FutureCareers Fair – An evening where the students get a chance to talk to industry experts about their careers and occupations, discuss what they do and the paths they have taken. Around 60 representatives from different occupations, companies and industries are available at the event to talk to students.

Termly FutureCareers Seminars – Subject specific seminars where three or four representatives from industries such as engineering, business etc. at different stages of their careers speak to students about the paths they took to enter those areas.

Annual FutureUni Fair - Old Reedonians (Alumni) who are still at University come and speak to the students about the different courses and life at the universities the attend.

Local State secondary school students from Year 10-13 are invited to attend the FutureCareers Events at Reed’s.

Computer Science and Physics Day

A one-day introductory course for Year 10 and 11 students from neighbouring schools who may be considering studying either Computer Sciences or Physics at A-Level. This is designed for those students who enjoy the subject at GCSE, but think that it would be too difficult at A-Level.

The day gives an introduction to the types of practical work, activities and topics that they can expect to do if they choose to study these subjects at A-Level. There are also presentations from external speakers explaining possible career options available by choosing these subjects.

The Computer Science element is kindly being sponsored by the Exa Foundation.

GCSE Tutoring

Working with another of Andrew Reeds’ charities, Reedham Children’s Trust, we provide GCSE tutoring in English & Maths for up to 15 students from the Oasis Academy in Coulsdon.

This is a 4-day course whereby the students study in the morning, are provided lunch, then partake in various sporting activities in the afternoon, from badminton to golf.

Reed's teachers provide support and Old Reedonians who are currently studying English & Maths at university come back to assist with the tutoring element of this project.

Helping Refugees

We run a weekly activity for Syrian Refugee children between the ages of 12-15 who live locally with their carers. Reed's staff volunteer to drive minibuses to collect the children each week and help run the activity.

At Reed's the children receive tuition in Maths and English from volunteer Sixth Form students, play educational and indoor games as well as engaging in sporting activities such as badminton, football and basketball. 

The Foundation in the News

@ReedsFoundation - 5 Oct
Today we welcomed students from to Reed's School to participate in Launch Car Challenge, a STEM activity designed for Year 5 students Impressive amount of creativity and enthusiasm in the FutureTech building today! https://t.co/KyyoZrR9Fm
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@ReedsFoundation - 3 Oct
A huge thank you to everyone who ran to raise money to help support the work of the Foundation. https://t.co/SSvkv87kvN
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@ReedsFoundation - 3 Oct
Looking forward to supporting more students through the Andrew Reed Foundation.
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@ReedsFoundation - 3 Oct
During , we reflect and give thanks to all the amazing kinship carers we have within our Reed's School community. Thank you for the sacrifices you make and the care you show. Your support is truly transformational! https://t.co/2LMBb7A82f
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@ReedsFoundation Retweeted Old Reedonians - 2 Oct
And they’re off…our brave athletes running for the Download the app to track, send messages & look out for their bright orange tops. “May the wind be at your heels” 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 from all https://t.co/0S72wCR7Mm
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@ReedsFoundation - 1 Oct
Today we hosted 30 children from at Reed's School. The aim of the day was to give the children a chance to see what a boarding school environment is like and to meet some students who board at the school. https://t.co/1W0Ii0Auf9
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@ReedsFoundation - 30 Sep
Good luck Jon Don and thank you for supporting the Andrew Reed Foundation! https://t.co/L9q1uWKpio
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@ReedsFoundation - 29 Sep
Taking a moment to appreciate what a wonderful view we have from the Foundation office! https://t.co/ktA0gDRvQt
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@ReedsFoundation - 26 Sep
Do you know a Year 11 girl who has lost the support of a parent? We offer transformational bursaries for girls to attend the Sixth Form . Applications for September 2023 entry are closing soon! https://t.co/yRFQMOSeQZ
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@ReedsFoundation Retweeted Old Reedonians - 24 Sep
What do 4 , the hubby of an OR, a teacher and a parent have in common? The answer: on 2 Oct when they'll be putting body & soul on the line for the . Show your support by donating on their JustGiving pages. https://t.co/ShDDJcYlvQ
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@ReedsFoundation Retweeted Reed's School Cobham - 9 Sep
It is with deep sadness that we pay tribute to Our Patron, HM The Queen. Her Majesty’s service has inspired many generations of Reed’s pupils. We'll be forever grateful for a lifetime of dedication & commitment to our Nation. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Royal Family. https://t.co/0XaRlOy6Bj
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@ReedsFoundation - 7 Sep
So true.👍
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@ReedsFoundation Retweeted Amber Evans - 1 Sep
Review: This day and boarding school for boys (and girls in the 6th Form) with spectacular facilities, a strong community spirit and solid academic results makes for well-rounded & high-achieving students. The open morning on Sat 17 Sep. https://t.co/tBiUcl0Ljh
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@ReedsFoundation - 1 Sep
It's back to school tomorrow for our new Foundation pupils. We are looking forward to being part of their Reed's journey and supporting their families. As you approach the school, look out for this wonderful creation produced by Diana, Chair of the Foundation Panel.#postboxtopper https://t.co/SMnKCwAH7B
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@ReedsFoundation - 30 Aug
On here's a reminder that our entry criteria for Foundation bursaries is the loss of one or both parents. We are still accepting applications for 2023 entry to https://t.co/qZdE3mZW0n
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@ReedsFoundation - 17 Aug
Do you know a boy going into Year 6 who has lost the support of one or both parents and would benefit from a life-changing education at Reed's School? The Foundation office is open during the summer for discussions.#bursaries https://t.co/tm70NAAo3G
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@ReedsFoundation - 11 Aug
A fantastic initiative by and . See the link below on how to donate or help spread the word to families in need. https://t.co/OBY1ot5o8g
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@ReedsFoundation - 8 Aug
Our Foundation has been transforming children's lives for over 200 years. Since it was founded over 13,000 children have had the opportunity to benefit from a life-changing education Proud to be making a difference! https://t.co/g9596XJUOP
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@ReedsFoundation - 3 Aug
The Foundation office is open throughout the summer holidays to discuss Foundation places for 2023. If you know a boy who has lost the support of one or both parents please do get in touch. https://t.co/pUAYmtj4db https://t.co/K3Qnkl3mRV
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@ReedsFoundation Retweeted Reed's School Cobham - 29 Jul
Looking for a part-time job? We need a BARISTA in our cricket centre café at weekends & a GYM INSTRUCTOR (evenings) in our Fitness Centre. Great rates of pay are offered for these vacancies. More info: https://t.co/1ZfoYvZSza Closes: 19/8 & 3/8 respectively. https://t.co/Vt7V2ahwNW
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