LIFE BEYOND THE SCHOOL
Frensham has always been about more than just following the curriculum. We want all our students, including and particularly the youngest, to look beyond the school gates and understand that they can make a difference in the wider world.
This is why we include our Junior School students of all ages in raising money for, and awareness of, various charities. We want them to be directly involved in the mechanics of fundraising.
They might, for example, head off in pairs around the school persuading anyone from the Headmaster or the Bursar to one of our Sixth Formers or Year 7s to buy a home-made and hand-decorated cake or biscuit. They might rattle collection buckets at the end of their Christmas play or music concert. They will certainly take part in the annual Whole School Walk, sponsored to make their way around the school grounds, usually in fancy dress.
Each year the Junior School students choose the charity that will benefit from all these activities – and more. Recently, they have helped pay the training costs for a beautiful golden Labrador puppy to become a much-loved and helpful companion to someone with disabilities. The charity for 2011/12 was the local cancer charity, Momentum, chosen in memory of a much-loved teacher. The charity was founded in 2004 by parents whose own children have undergone cancer treatment.