Vic­tims of nu­clear fall­out given les­son in friend­ship

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2668141

A group of chil­dren from Ch­er­nobyl visit St Si­mons school in Ash­ford

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