Kids get crafty for refugees

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

CHIL­DREN got cre­ative making patches for quilts to help fam­i­lies in Syria.

The 220 pupils at Ash Grove Acad­emy in Mac­cles­field were set the task of de­sign­ing and dec­o­rat­ing squares of cot­ton fab­ric to add to class patch­work quilts for Syr­ian fam­i­lies.

They learned about the war in Syria in assem­blies and have been think­ing about ways to raise money for fam­i­lies in the coun­try.

Mum Lucy Hollinshead from the PTA, who has been co-or­di­nat­ing the project, has taken on the job of sewing to­gether all the patches.

Heather Jackson, head­teacher at the school, said: “The chil­dren really en­joyed making the quilts and I’ve been im­pressed at how cre­ative they have been with their de­signs.

“A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Red Cross has spo­ken to the chil­dren and we are look­ing at how we can send the quilts to Syria or auc­tion them off to make money for the fam­i­lies.

“Since the Syr­ian cri­sis we have wanted to build the chil­dren’s aware­ness of the mat­ter.

“The chil­dren are aware of things go­ing on in the world and it’s im­por­tant to ed­u­cate them to de­velop their un­der­stand­ing so they can get a clearer view.”

●● Pupils at the school de­sign­ing the gi­ant patch­work quilt

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.