Senior School, Nursery and Prep School, Community
In a humanitarian act to support the crisis in Ukraine, the we held a Community Day with the aim of raising as much funding as possible and to gather specifically needed donations to serve the needs of those in Ukraine and Europe.
All money raised is going to the Disaster Emergency Committee, which is a centralised organisation disseminating food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection to the specialist charities on the ground.
Both students and staff were further motivated knowing that everything we raised on Thursday will be doubled by the Government’s matching pledge.
Students in both schools were encouraged to wear blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine, with donations taken in return for wearing mufti.
Our student leadership team were hard at work handing out ribbon pin badges throughout the day and at lunch time they provided the starting point for a self-sponsored lap around the school in solidarity with the thousands of refugees fleeing Ukraine on foot.
At lunch a meal of borscht soup and holubtsi was enjoyed at the Senior School, followed by a paska cake.
Throughout the day a collection point was made available for dropping items such as dry foods, clothing and blankets. These donations will be driven directly to a hostel in Kgierz, Poland, sheltering Ukrainian refugees, and a volunteer centre in Lodz.
So far we have raised £5,044 which will be doubled by the government.