In 2011, we raised enough money to build a school in Jong Village, Ratanakiri, in north east Cambodia. Working in partnership with United World Schools (UWS) - a charity which provides education to some of the most deprived countries in the world - we were only the third school in the UK to do so.
We carry out biennial trips to the school and in preparation our students plan and create the lessons that they will deliver to the primary-aged children. For our International Baccalaureate (IB) students, the initiative relates well to their learning about the Theory of Knowledge and Creativity Action Service.
Their participation also makes excellent material for their Extended Essays (IB) and Extended Project Qualifications (A Level) with potential subjects Cambodian history, third-world medicine or international development.
A number of our students have later returned to Jong and other UWS projects during their gap years, but it also provides valuable work experience during their time at university.
Two Red Maids' Sixth Form groups have now visited the school, the most recent in July 2015. They teach for nine days of the three-week trip as well as doing some fun sight-seeing and cultural pursuits.
Every year the school takes part in the Bristol 10k road race which is a key part of our ongoing fund-raising for UWS.