We seek to nurture caring and compassionate children who actively contribute to the wider community. All of our children are encouraged to look for ways in which they can make a positive contribution to the world around us – locally, nationally and internationally.
We receive a great number of requests from our children to raise money in school for their favourite local charities and we always offer encouragement and support in their endeavours, be it hosting cake sale, collecting Christmas cards, sponsored walks and the extremely popular activity Soak the Teacher. Together the children, with The Friends, and their families raise many thousands of pounds each year for a diverse variety of worthwhile causes.
During our biennial Green Week, we explore our role and responsibilities as global citizens. Closer to home, we regularly participate in local community events – from the Cranbrook Literature Festival to art exhibitions in the town, carol-singing in the local old folks home, collecting and delivering items to the local food bank to hosting sporting events such as the local football festival– instilling in all our children the importance of, and demonstrating the benefit of, actively contributing to society.
Nash House has a strong link with Evernden House, a sheltered care home for the elderly in Cranbrook. The children visit the care home in the Autumn with Harvest produce. At Christmas time, the residents are invited to watch the children perform their Nash House Christmas Entertainment with the school providing transportation for the residents. In the Summer Term, the residents are invited to watch the children perform their maypole and country dancing displays, and at the end of the display the residents and children enjoy an afternoon tea together.