Student Initiatives

TCA encourages Tonbridge boys to show considerable initiative and responsibility by organising events to raise money for charity.

Cheque presentation to Parkinson's Disease Charity
Channel swim team on beach
Receiving a Lion Club award

Some significant challenges have already been successfully completed – such as the team of Six Tonbridgians who succeeded in Swimming the channel in 2012, raising £20,000 for the National Autistic Society. Mark Wright, an old Tonbridgian, cycled 11,000 miles to Hong Kong raising over £15000 for Breast cancer Awareness.

Other extreme Tonbridgian cycle rides have included the 1000 miles from Canterbury to Geneva, and the 700+ miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Closer to home, two Novi raised nearly £2000 for the Parkinson’s Disease charity by organising a 5-a-side rugby tournament.

We believe that these remarkable achievements best embody the spirit of the school’s Community Action ethos – an opportunity to test ones skills, stamina, commitment and empathy as a way helping others who are less fortunate.

As a result of his creativity and initiative, Joe Froud, who designed a special ‘lectern’ for wheelchair users so that they could enjoy the screen printing he offers them as a therapy at the Hospice in the Weald, is the 2014 Lions Young Ambassador for the South of England.