Wider Community

Charity

Many local charities have been 'adopted' by the students, both as House and Form projects.  Fund-raising events take place throughout the year and are enthusiastically supported by staff and students.

Our collections at Harvest Festival each year are donated to Step-by-Step, an Aldershot based charity which offers support and accommodation to homeless youngsters in the area.

Volunteer Work

Farnborough Hill has a longstanding connection with Parkside, the Mencap Centre in Aldershot and for the last five years, members of Year 11 have been working with the handicapped children during the summer play scheme on a voluntary basis.  Year 12 and 13 girls also have the opportunity to work at Saturday Club during term time and there are usually some that do.  They attend training prior to this.

Other examples of volunteering done by the students include work with local charity, Disability Challengers and pilgrimages to Lourdes with the HCPT.

Outreach

Students are involved in local schools in a number of ways including music workshops, Latin club, Half Energy Day presentations, public speaking workshops, drama performances for primary and prep schools and historical visits to the school.

Each year in the summer term we take part in the 'Shine' programme.

Farnborough Hill has a longstanding connection with Parkside, the Mencap Centre in Aldershot and for the last four years, members of Year 11 have been invited to work with the handicapped children during the summer play scheme on a voluntary basis.  They attend training prior to this.

Green Initiatives

Farnborough Hill is very aware of its responsibility to minimise the impact it has on the environment.  Several green initiatives have been implemented recently, often spearheaded by the students themselves.

  • Paper Recycling
  • Food Recycling
  • Printer Cartridge Recycling
  • National Half Energy Day
  • Tree Planting
  • Green Fingers Club