Children back Syria appeal
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.”