Students Embark on the Big (Belated) Lent Walk to Support CAFOD

This year, our school’s chaplaincy teams took on a significant challenge for a great cause. As part of our Lenten commitment, we pledged to participate in the Big Lent Walk, aiming to walk 200 kilometres over a period of 40 days. This effort was dedicated to raising funds for the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), an organiSation devoted to combating poverty worldwide.

Although Lent now feels like a distant memory, our enthusiasm remained high as we finally set out on our walk. The day was nothing short of wonderful. Our journey began at school and took us through the Bingham Park, continuing onto Whitley Wood, and ultimately reaching Forge Dam. Mr. Neal and I had the pleasure of accompanying the students, and our walk was filled with lively conversation and laughter!

To show our appreciation for the dedication and hard work the students consistently display in their chaplaincy roles, we treated them to ice creams at Forge Dam. The students enjoyed picking their favourite flavours, and it was heart warming to see their smiles and hear their laughter. After our ice cream break, we began our trek back to school. The sunny weather and warm temperatures added to the enjoyment of the day, making it a perfect outing, although some of us were pretty exhausted when we arrived back to school.

Once back at school, students went to their lessons, feeling refreshed and with a sense of accomplishment. This event was not only a testament to our commitment to supporting CAFOD but also a reminder of the strength and unity within our school community.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the students who participated. Your enthusiasm and dedication are truly inspiring, and we are immensely proud of each and every one of you. God bless you all.