The Lenten season is traditionally about giving something up, be it a luxury food or a favourite pastime, to reflect the period of 40 days and nights that Jesus spent in the desert without food or water. Last year, though, a movement to use Lent as a time to give caught the imagination of Farnborough Hill pupils; they felt it reflected perfectly the sense of community which is so important to the School. Pupils, staff and families are always eager to help support those less fortunate than themselves and those in times of crisis, whether that is close to home or further afield. The generosity and empathy shown is truly heart-warming.
This year we are keen, once again, to use Lent as a time to give to others, and are excited to share with you the plans for the coming half-term.
Penny Collection to Support the Turkey / Syria Earthquake Response
Lower Sixth students Freya and Sophie (L6CSK) have launched a penny appeal to support the Turkey / Syria earthquake response. They are asking the following:
‘From Tuesday 28 February, we request that students and staff bring in spare change (including copper coins) to support those going through hardships as a result of the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Collection points will be placed throughout the School so that pupils may donate coins – it is the perfect opportunity to clear out loose change and we would be thrilled if pupils could donate £1.00 in change or even more! We intend to display all the coins collected to visually represent the number of deaths as a result of this earthquake, and will then donate the total collected to the DEC. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity.’
CAFOD Simple Pasta Lunch
On Monday 27 February, CAFOD are holding their annual ‘simple lunch’. The funds raised by the School, through the provision of a less elaborate menu, will be donated to CAFOD.
24 Hour Endurance Challenge
The 24-hour Endurance Challenge is back! This time, 23 of our fantastic Year 11 athletes will be taking on the epic sporting challenge. Working in teams, the girls will keep exercise equipment (either bikes or cross trainers) moving at all times throughout the 24 hours from 9.00 am on Friday 17 March (Red Nose Day) to 9.00 am on Saturday 18 March. Keep an eye on our social media for updates as the event approaches and throughout the night itself!
Sixth Form Charity Week
The Upper Sixth will be hosting their annual charity week, beginning on Monday 20 March in support of both REUK and Period Poverty. They will reveal all in Assembly this week, and we will share with you next week!