Save the Children Visits Junior School

First it was the local MP. Then it was Downing Street. Now the Junior School at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School had a visit from Save the Children. Pupils at the School have watched the Syrian refugee crisis unfold with interest and have done their bit to try to help the children caught in the middle of the worst humanitarian disaster in their lifetime.

Following a cake sale in October to fundraise for Save the Children, pupils in the Junior Student council spoke to their local MP about what the UK was doing to help refugees. This was followed by a visit to 10 Downing Street to gain further understanding of where important decisions regarding the Syrian crisis were being made.

The visit from Save the Children volunteer, Mr Michael Beach, helped the children understand what the funds they helped raise were going to help the charity accomplish. Mr Beach explained that funds would be spent on a number of services, including emergency health care, food and education. Mr Beach explained to the children, “When you are walking across Europe your feet become very damaged. Can you imagine walking from here to Scotland? What would the state of your feet be in when you got there?”Attending to broken and hurt feet is one of the main health problems Save the Children are dealing with along the routes taken by refugees across Europe.

Pupils also learnt about what other items Save the Children are providing refugees with, such as clean water and high-calorie food products. The Junior School will continue to support Save the Children and their efforts to help children in war-torn countries. Juniors will once again be taking to their aprons and wooden spoons for their next cake sale on Thursday 21st April.

12 April 2016

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