Cobham Hall donates to Little Princess Trust

Cobham Hall School | 8 Feb 2018 | ISC Icon GSA Icon
Eleven Cobham Hall girls and staff were presented with certificates for each donating a length of their hair to be used to create wigs for children with cancer.
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This term, eleven girls and staff from Cobham Hall were presented with certificates from the Little Princess Trust for donating their hair.

Spanish teacher and Round Square Representative Miss Jessica Caro Quintana, who saw a leaflet in a hairdressing salon back in September, set the challenge. Unbeknownst to her at the time, the challenge would become deeply meaningful. Her sister, Aida, also a former teacher at the school, was later diagnosed with a brain tumour and subsequently shaved her head for surgery, donating her hair too.

Girls from across the school took part, from Year 8 through to Year 13, and beyond, with an alumnae, Ming O’Neill-Byrne also contributing after hearing about the challenge through her sister.

In addition to donating lengths of hair, the School also donated the sum of £500, which covers the cost of making one wig. Miss Caro Quintana expects more girls to participate, with many planning to grow their hair longer to be able to contribute the required length.

About Cobham Hall School

Cobham Hall School is the only Round Square Independent Boarding and Day School for girls aged 11 - 18 in the UK.  We believe that education should extend beyond the classroom to personal development and global responsibility.  The Curriculum is interwoven with girls encouraged to apply learning from one subject to another, and challenged both inside and outside the classroom.  Through this integrated approach, Cobham Hall aspires to produce young women capable of more than just passing exams; young women who can step into the world with confidence in their abilities, ready to embrace opportunities, and embody Cobham Hall’s motto: ‘There is more in you than you think.’

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