Mrs Rogers' Words Lent Week 8
‘Can we support the families of Ukraine in some way?’ This was the first matter on the student’s agenda at my weekly meeting with our Heads and Deputy Heads of School on Monday.
Following the news and pictures of families, the elderly, young children and vulnerable people forced to flee from their homes and communities students have been seeing for days, their only thought was finding some way to help, to make a difference. Within just a few minutes one student volunteered to design and print posters, another was researching appropriate charities to donate monies and items to, two more were planning how to advertise today’s ‘Ukraine Day’ while the rest suggested a schedule for visiting each tutor group to encourage as much student and teacher support as possible. As much as I know the nappies, duvets, sleeping bags and rucksacks will provide some physical comfort to those who receive them, it is the sense of kindness and compassion accompanying each item that will bless them the most. And the pride and inner glow I felt, listening to the genuinely kind and caring words spoken by our student leaders was immense. This sense of humanity was borne out by the whole student body today as they showed their support for others, donating with such generosity, enabling us to pass on a healthy sum to The British Red Cross. The sea of blue and yellow clothes they wore, an homage to the flag of Ukraine, was a very moving sight.
Thank you to you as well, our ever supportive parents, for bundling up warm blankets, camping mats, thermal base layers and socks, amongst other things, to pass on to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Fund and for your monetary donations via the link on the Claires Court pay portal.
As you enjoy the weekend I am sure you will remember the items you generously donated, making their way by truck to the families who need them so very much. Thank you.
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