Chil­dren back Syria ap­peal

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

SCHOOL pupils did their bit for Syr­ian refugees by col­lect­ing food and sup­plies to be shipped to Calais.

Teacher Lau­ren Stout launched an ap­peal at The Fed­er­a­tion of Pott Shrigley and Bolling­ton St John’s schools af­ter her aunt and un­cle Anne and Peter Howard went to Calais to help refugees.

They have been help­ing out in refugee kitchens, pro­vid­ing hot food and med­i­cal sup­plies.

They made an ap­peal to the Fed­er­a­tion to help out by do­nat­ing sup­plies that were des­per­ately needed.

Chil­dren at the two schools set about col­lect­ing food, med­i­cal sup­plies, cloth­ing and other equip­ment to send out with the cou­ple.

Me­lanie Walker, act­ing head­teacher, said they were over­whelmed by the sup­port from chil­dren and their par­ents.

She said: “Af­ter learn­ing about the refugees’ plight in a re­cent as­sem­bly, the chil­dren were shocked and sad­dened by their sit­u­a­tion.

“We have two won­der­ful com­mu­ni­ties that pull to­gether very strongly.

“The chil­dren were learn­ing about jus­tice and their role in the global com­mu­nity and felt very strongly that they would like to get in­volved in help­ing the Syr­ian refugees.

“They brought the items into school and they filled our re­cep­tion.

“They worked hard to col­lect all of the sup­plies and we have been over­whelmed with the kind­ness and en­thu­si­asm of the chil­dren.”

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