We have created this page in response to the continuing and worsening situation in Ukraine. As a school we have talked to the children in our class worship and in lessons, using resources such as Picture News and Newsround. We have responded to the children’s questions and concerns in the best way that we can. This is a difficult subject to navigate with our children.
A number of our children would like to do more to help and our staff are fully supportive of this. With that in mind, we would like to hold a blue and yellow day to show our support Ukraine on Monday 21st March.
Rather than sending in money to school we encourage all our parents to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This is the UK government matched, pound-for-pound appeal. However, if you would rather send in a monetary donation, we will ensure that we donate to this appeal on your behalf.
We realise that talking about the war is difficult. In school we will focus on the refugee situation. Everyone wants to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the invasion. Here is how you can help.
Government website: Ukraine: what you can do to help
You may also want to read this article from The Education Hub on the Gov.uk website which provides help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about the invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation: (click here)
THE WEEK JUNIOR (8 TO 13 year olds)
The Week: How to talk to children about the war in Ukraine (click here)
The British Psychological Society have advice and guidance on how to best support children and young people who are anxious about war and conflict: