This afternoon, the Junior Leadership Team gathered on the Hill with some Year 7 pupils to plant Christmas trees. This initiative, created by last year's JLT, involves planting five Christmas trees at the bottom of the Hill near the apple orchard, one for each House. These will grow for seven years until the current Year 7s are in Upper Sixth, and at the end of the seven years, the tallest tree will be uprooted and displayed in the Grand Salon for Christmas.
Each year, five more trees will be planted by girls from each House who also represent our youngest members of the School. They are a symbol of hope for the future. Furthermore, today is the International Women’s World Day of Prayer, which is poignant, as trees are representative of peace and reflection. Certainly for me, as one of the older members of the student body, the planting was a reflection back on my time spent at Farnborough Hill. It was lovely to see the girls so enthusiastic to be involved in such a wholehearted school activity.
Aoife Klais (U6MCB)