Burbage Primary School Year 4 pupils, Rosie, Mia and Claudia, are hand-painting tote bags and selling them to raise money to support those affected by the Ukraine crisis.
Zoe Garbutt, Principal of Burbage Primary School told Marlborough.news,” I am really proud of the girls’ initiative and the compassion they have shown for those whose lives are in utter turmoil. Rosie and her two friends Mia and Claudia came to my office last week to ask if we as a school could do something to support the Ukraine.
We have discussed the Ukraine situation in our whole school assemblies to help children who may have seen and heard snippets of information on the news and to inform them at an age-appropriate level.
The children at Burbage are incredibly kind. Our aim is that our children are confident to speak up and make a difference in the world. This is exactly what these girls are trying to do.
The staff team have been brilliant and have helped the girls to make their idea a reality. We are also grateful for the advice and help we have received from a parent, Emily Rogers, who runs a business called “My Little Blue Duck”. Every class has been involved, including our youngest learners in pre-school, who have made their own bags using their handprints.”
The bags cost £5 and are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go to DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee).