Pocklington School pupils follow in philanthropic footsteps

The children continued the aims of founder, John Dolman, by raising £7,165 for charities this year

A charity week filled with fundraising activities, organised by Pocklington School pupils, followed by a sponsored 16 mile school walk during the summer term, raised money for charities they had chosen to support. 

Each House selected an individual charity: the Stroke Association (supported by Hutton House); St Leonard’s Hospice (Dolman House); Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital (Gruggen House); and Water Aid (Wilberforce House). 

Headmaster Mark Ronan said: “I am proud of the thought and effort our pupils put into choosing the charities they wished to raise money for, as well as their enthusiastic approach to both the student-led charity week activities and the school walk. We encourage our pupils to make a positive difference beyond the school gates, an attitude which I hope will remain with them for life.” 

John Dolman, a lawyer and clergyman, founded Pocklington School in 1514 to inspire children from the local parish to help forge a better life for themselves. The Pocklington School Foundation remains focused on making a useful contribution to the local community.  Sixth Form students carry out weekly local community action activities including: tending war graves; supporting young readers at local schools; helping elderly residents; and volunteering at charity shops.