Old Waconian inspires Upper Sixth as part of new academic lecture series.

Old Waconian Sam Armfield talked to the Upper Sixth about how love and compassion are necessities to humanity, in the first week of our new academic lecture series.

Sam, Class of 2014, shared his experiences about volunteering for refugee charity, Lighthouse Relief with the students.

Part of a new academic lecture series for CHS’s Upper Sixth, a guest speaker will talk on a topic to inspire the students once every two weeks.

Having spent time in Greece volunteering as part of his Human Geography degree Sam decided to go back and help some more.

Based in Skala Sikamineas, Greece, he learnt that acting without kindness and in a manner counter to human dignity is far too easy.

Having witnessed how the residents, who had little themselves, opened up their homes, businesses and hearts to help the refugees who had nothing at all, Sam saw how simple kindness can mean so much to someone in need.

Sam hoped to inspire the students to act with compassion and love and hopefully even inspire some to go and volunteer just like he did.