Hello, we are the Young Leaders from Farnborough Hill and we wanted to let you know how we got on with the Walk for Water challenge.
As you know, the original campaign CAFOD put forward was for everybody to walk 10,000 steps a day. However we decided to put a twist on the challenge and incorporate Farnborough Hill and our Founding RCE Sisters into the campaign.
We created a competition between the year groups to see who could walk the distance equivalent from Farnborough Hill to America, passing checkpoint locations along the way significant to our Sisters and the Religious of Christian Education. For example, one checkpoint was ‘Our Lady’s School’ in Dublin which was one of the many schools our Sisters’ founded. The furthest checkpoint was Asheville, North Carolina, which was the end goal that we encouraged everyone to try and reach. This challenge not only meant that we walked in solidarity with those who must journey great distances to collect clean water, but we also thought about how our Sisters would have felt, when they left their homes and followed God’s call to educate young women.
This challenge took place during Lent and last week in assembly we announced the winners. In third place was Year 7 who walked a total distance of 225 km. In second place was Sixth Form who walked 600 km and the winners were the staff who walked an impressive combined total of 1200 km. As for donations, our goal was to raise £750 and we are so pleased to say that we exceed this goal and raised £945! This money means we can help CAFOD give clean water to a whole community, so that they can focus on more important things like education.”
A HUGE THANK YOU to our Young Leaders at Farnborough Hill School for organising the walk for water and for raising such an amazing amount – Well done!