A reflective walk in the park for charity

In a year that has seen an unprecedented level of public discussion around women’s equality in the developed world, students and staff at Wimbledon High School, reflected on the situation of girls and young women in impoverished regions, often denied a right to education and forced into early marriages and childbirth.

Over 750 Wimbledon High girls from Years 5 to 13 walked 10K on Thursday 22 March, raising money for Plan International UK’s Because I’m a Girl campaign.

“We’re so proud to support such a worthy cause,” said Head, Jane Lunnon: “The sense of community was evident as a line of girls and staff snaked up Wimbledon Hill to the common and the long walk in the spring sunshine gave our students a chance to reflect on the lives of those less fortunate and the importance of raising our voices to speak for girls and young women across the globe.”

Last year’s walk raised over £16,000 for the charity; sponsorship forms and donations are still streaming into the school from this year’s event.