Phab Week is a great school institution.
For almost fifty years, more than 20 Sixth formers - working with girls from St Helen’s – have run a week’s holiday camp at the School for twenty disabled teenagers.
The whole School stages various events during the year to raise the £10,000 needed to run the camp using the purpose-built residential centre at the School and all of the grounds. Hosts are paired with Guests and through all the various fun activities they share during the week they are able to discover what they have in common.
Powerful friendships develop throughout the week and continue well beyond it. The hosts and Guests alike all develop considerable skills of organisation, empathy, communication and much more and the Guests' parents and carers have a week of respite.