Pupils moved to help out refugees

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Refugee collection. Pic © Holy Trinity RC Primary School

Refugee collection. Pic © Holy Trinity RC Primary School

School pupils from Halewood have been working hard this week, donating essential daily items to help refugees.

The children of Holy Family RC Primary School learnt about the current refugee crisis during ‘Circle Time’ and felt compelled to do something for those in need. The school was then invited by the local parish priest to reach out to the local community as a part of the church’s refugee project.

The collection, organised by learning mentor Diane Reeves, was for all refugees fleeing conflict at this time, with a focus on those travelling across from Syria. People brought food, bedding, sleeping bags, clothing, nappies, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, soap, shower gel, toys, games and books.

People from around the area gave generously to support the pupils’ collection, including many parents who have sent their children into school with donations. Holy Family said it has received positive feedback about the collection and is overwhelmed by the amount of people who wanted to contribute to the cause.

The collection was organised and finished within one week. The school’s collection has now ended but the appeal will be ongoing. This week, the donated goods will be picked up from the school to be taken to the refugee appeal centre.

The school said it is very pleased with the attitude the children have shown throughout the project.

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