Buckingham pupils raise hundreds at awareness day for Ukraine

Primary school children in Buckingham took part in a special awareness day to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

By Hannah Richardson
Tuesday, 17th May 2022, 3:19 pm
George Grenville Academy shows solidarity with the people of Ukraine
George Grenville Academy shows solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Pupils and staff at George Grenville Academy raised hundreds of pounds from a day of fundraising in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for the victims of the war.Children made a donation to come to school in non-uniform, with many wearing the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag.Between them, staff, pupils and their families raised a total of £434.50.A special assembly was held, and pupils had the chance to take part in group reflection.The nursery pupils decorated Ukrainian flags during creative play.Deputy headteacher Caroline Ryan said: “It was an important event at George Grenville Academy – not just raising vital funds for the DEC Ukraine appeal, but also to raise some awareness among our children about what is going on.“Through events like this, the children are able to see themselves as part of a wider community.”

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Pupils wear the colours of the Ukrainian flag on non-uniform day