Skills For Life
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Jebb House is named after the great philanthropist Eglantyne Jebb (1876 – 1928). She is famous for founding the international children’s charity Save the Children. Eglantyne grew up in a wealthy English family in the West Midlands area. Although her family were well off they had a strong social conscience and they cared about how other people, especially the poor, lived their everyday lives.
Eglantyne Jebb originally worked as a school teacher and, although she eventually decided that teaching wasn’t the vocation for her, her experience did spark her interest in caring for children. Eglantyne’s life was affected by World War I but after the war ended she and others started raising money in England for children in Europe who were affected by the repercussions of the war. That charitable fundraising developed into the global children’s charity known today as Save the Children. Eglantyne Jebb was a woman who passionately cared about children – children about whom it was not fashionable to care at the time. She dedicated her life to trying to improve other people’s lives.
Our Chosen Charity
|Our chosen charity is Save the Children. Jebb House aims to promote charitable giving in our school and aims to give all of our Jebb House girls an even deeper sense of community and belonging. They are not just Walderslade Girls … they are Jebb Girls.|