Tynings goes blue and yellow for refugees

April 27 2022

Staff and pupils at the Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill on their fundraising day for Ukraine

Staff and pupils at the Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill on their fundraising day for Ukraine

CHILDREN at the Tynings Primary School in Staple Hill dressed in blue and yellow for a day to raise money to support refugees from the war in Ukraine.

They also made flags with the country's national colours and sunflowers – Ukraine's national flower – on the fundraising day on April 1, which made just over £430 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal.

Head teacher Lois Haydon said: "The children asked for a special fundraising day.

"I received lovely letters requesting the school do something to help, which I could not refuse!

"This followed school assemblies where the children learned about refugees as part of the school’s focus on 'acceptance and kindness'.

"Our children are so empathetic and kind, and really wanted to do something.

"They, and their families, have been so generous."