The event took place on the evening of Friday 24 March. Despite the rain and wind, upwards of 40 students in Forms 3-5 (Years 9-11) spent the evening completing a number of workshops and activities designed to encourage them to consider the challenges homeless people face on a day-to-day basis. The activities were led by members of the Sixth Form.
The activities were combined with a number of opportunities for reflection, as well as simple meals for supper and breakfast.
In total, the event raised £1,500 in donations for Open Door, a charity working with homeless people in St Albans. The students taking part in the event were able to get a glimpse at some of the work Open Door do through their information video, and
The annual event began in 2017, even continuing in an online format during the Covid pandemic.
The College Headmaster, David Shannon-Little, said of the event, ‘Compassion is one of the three C’s we pride ourselves on at St Columba’s. It is a truly fantastic effort to see so many students putting this into practice for such a worthy cause, even more so when the leadership of the event is being driven by the older students themselves.’
Thank you for all students and the staff who participated to raise these funds.