Victims of nuclear fallout given lesson in friendship
A group of Chernobyl children currently visiting the area spent a day making new friends.
Children from Belarus and Ukraine whose lives have been blighted by the fallout from the nuclear explosion come to Kent each year to enjoy a respite holiday.
The trips are organised and funded by the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Ashford and Romney Marsh Link charity, which brings them over, finds host families to accommodate them and organises a full programme of events for them while they are here.
Among this summer’s treats was spending a day at St Simons Primary School, Noakes Meadow, Ashford.
Around 20 Chernobyl children spent the day at the school, meeting pupils and sampling English style lessons.
A group of children from Chernobyl visit St Simons school in Ashford