CHARITY & OUTREACH
Our students are very lucky to be given the opportunities they have - an amazing education and a safe, supportive environment. With this, we ask them to look beyond our comfortable bubble and commit to making a change - to making a difference. Whether that is fundraising for our partner schools in Malawi or teaching science and IT to local children - we can each find a way to make a difference.
OUR SCHOOL CHARITY 2023/24
THE FOUNTAIN CENTRE
Our school charity for 2023/24 is The Fountain Centre. Every year, our students vote for our annual charity who we will raise money for through many different events and intitiatives over the academic year.
The Fountain Centre is located on level B within St Luke’s Cancer Centre at the Royal Surrey Hospital. We provide emotional and holistic support, information and signposting, both online and face to face for you and your family.
OUR SCHOOL PARTNERS
MALAWI SCHOOLS TRUST
We have had a wonderful, collaborative partnership with schools in Malawi for over a decade.
The Frensham's partnership with schools in Malawi started in 2009 under the leadership of previous Head Andrew Fisher, when our charity efforts that year supported the All Saints School and the nearby AMAO Orphanage in Mtunthama, Malawi.
This partnership has continued ever since and it benefits our students just as much as those in Malawi. Staff and students organise and fund trips to Malawi every other year. This gives our students, and staff, the opportunity to see not only how different - and hard - life can be for young people in Africa but also that they can make a very real difference to other people’s lives. And if young people believe they can make a positive impact in the world, they’ll grow into adults who do.
Malawi Schools Trust was formed in 2019 to continue this work. Their main vision is that every child in Malawi should have an education. To attain this goal they will work carefully in partnership with local communities on projects that make this possible. One school at a time.
At Frensham Heights, we will continue to visit and support our partner schools in Malawi.
Happy Space is a preventative mental wellbeing organisation set up by a group of Old Frenshamians to protect, inspire and empower young people nationwide..
So many mental health issues are preventable with good wellbeing education. They're on a mission to get that education into curriculums nationwide. Their vision is a society free of mental health stigma where every young person has access to the basic toolkit they need to help look after their mental health in the transition to adulthood and beyond.
Through their guidebooks, toolkits ad lesson plans, they are helping educators reach out to children at key points to give them the support and knowledge to improve their mental health for years to come
OUR OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
One of the purposes of our broad curriculum is to give our students the opportunity to try lots of things and find where their passions lie. If we can then give them the opportunity to share their passions and interests with others while getting out into the community, that's even better.
BORDON JUNIOR SCHOOL
Frensham Year 9 and 10 ICT students have been mentoring Year 5 children at Bordon Junior School. They are working with the children to learn coding using robots.
Frensham Sixth Formers are creating various workshops in Drama, Dance, Languages, Art, Outdoor Ed and Wellbeing to deliver to Reception through Year 6 children at Rowledge School.
Every week some of our Years 7 and 8 students head to Gostrey Brightwells Social Centre to share activities and socialise with senior citizens in the community.
Twice a month, we take a few students to host lunches and high teas with Farnham Assist. They help with serving and cleaning, but also socialise with the guests. We are looking at developing an entertainment aspect to these events.
Our school community works together to collect essential donations for Farnham Help for Refugees. Students are also involved in collecting, sorting and delivering the items to the charity.
Two of our Year 10 students performed at the Farnham Town Christmas Lights event in 2021. We hope our students will continue to be able to support such community events in the future.
Junior School students collected, sorted and delivered donations for the Farnham Foodbank - specifically food items for local families.
Our Years 4 and 5 students designed and wrote Christmas cards for patients and residents of Phyllis Tuckwell.