Dr Benn
Head of Junior School

The students have been involved in a range of service leadership activities this term. The focus of Harmony Day activities organised by the Cultural Awareness Team last week was celebrating our cultural diversity. The team talked to each class about promoting respect and belonging for cultural and language groups, and their work was supported by the Library Team’s beautiful displays in Selim Library. The Junior School girls’ donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation on Harmony Day will help provide culturally relevant books to remote communities, and support people in these communities to write and illustrate their stories in languages of their choice.

In keeping with the theme of celebrating cultural heritage, the Years 3 to 6 Class Captains have researched playground games from many cultures which the girls will play in the last week of term.

Each House in the Junior School has sponsored a child for many years, and we receive updates about the children during Chapel services. The girls support the program through weekly Chapel donations that help provide food and educational activities.

  • Cumberland: Dariela from Honduras
  • Durham: Moufira from Togo
  • Kent: Wedkenda from Haiti
  • Oxford: Cheno from Indonesia
  • Sussex: Yoweri from Uganda
  • Warwick: Fatasa from Burkina Faso

We regularly pray for the children during Chapel and pastoral time, and many students also pray for them at home. The project promotes generosity and helps the girls think about how they can help and care for others from diverse backgrounds.

During the Junior School Easter Chapel Service this week, we were reminded of the life we have through our saviour, Jesus. May the Easter weekend be a time to give thanks to God for his love for us.