Wolsey Academy Proudly Supports...
After we have paid for the running of the website every penny goes to the charities below.
Thank you for your support.
Better Teaching, Better Planet.
While preventing human emissions is vital to our long term survival, removing those already in the atmosphere may also become critically important. Climeworks are building and testing direct air carbon capture technologies. We pay them to directly remove 11kg of carbon a month with their facility in Iceland.
Following Putin's invasion of Ukraine in Feb 2022, Wolsey Academy became a Patreon of the Kyiv Independent. They have a long pre-war history of providing balanced journalism and provide an important perspective on the war. A free press is vital to a nation's liberty and stands for everything Putin hopes to crush.
The Ipswich Cardinals
US airmen serving in Suffolk during the Cold War introduced the game of American Football to the locals. That legacy is still going strong with this excellent local sports team. Giving youngsters a great pastime and reason to train hard. Go 'Cards. We are a match day programme advertiser.
The Ipswich Labour Party
It is with a sense of reluctance that Wolsey Academy now supports the local Labour Party. While we are usually politically neutral the current Ipswich MP, Tom Hunt, is a member of the 'Common Sense History' group of Tories - which advocates against new interpretations of history. This extraordinarily retrograde view is a threat to the profession of History and to the inclusion of new narratives as new evidence emerges. Once Tom Hunt has been replaced we will reassess our position.
It is with the utmost pride that Wolsey Academy was, for three years, part of a carbon offset scheme that saw us plant 193 trees in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and pay for the removal of 193 tonnes of carbon through accredited schemes.
However, after reading Tim Marshall's excellent books which highlight the importance of the Sahel, we decided to switch our payments to Tree Aid. Building up the 'Great Green Wall' initiative is vital to the future of this region, the continent and the wider world's climate. We support the Sahel through this fund and our Kiva donations.
Starfleet Investment Fund
This micro-fund aims to bring about the hopeful world portrayed in Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek series. The investments we make are focused on companies involved in future technologies and opportunities. The double aim is to nudge the markets in the right direction while hopefully making some extra revenue for Wolsey Academy to donate in the future. Read more here.
The New European
The New European was formed in the direct aftermath of the (disastrous) Brexit vote in 2016. It aims to give a voice to the pro-European 48% in the UK while building a pan-European community of readers. Its motto is 'Think Without Borders'. It excels in long articles that allow for deeper analysis of the week's news and has many important guest contributors. We are a shareholder of this newspaper following its 2022 CrowdCube funding round.