Kids get crafty for refugees
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