School students join humanitarian effort
John Kyrle students Thomas Ashcroft, Kenzie Price and Menna De’Cleodt with supplies collected for Ukraine
YOUNGSTERS and staff at John Kyrle High School have only been too willing to support local efforts to collect goods in aid of the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
A large number of non-perishable items were loaded by Year 9 students and their teachers on to a lorry that will join the collection organised by Ross-on-Wye businesswoman Katie Fowler.
The school has pledged to continue to act as a collection point for as long as is needed.
Students at the school have also been engaging with assemblies about the crisis led by the History department.
And staff also organised an informal quiz with funds raised going to the Red Cross in Ukraine.
Headteacher Mark Burton said: “Last week saw a massive push on our Ukrainian refugee appeal.
“Loading the van after school on Friday was quite humbling - it shows what we can do when we pull together as a community. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Meanwhile, Ross-on-Wye Town Council has pledged its support for Ukraine, posting: “Ross-on-Wye has strong connections with Ukrainian people, with many coming to work in the area, some staying and raising families here.
“Given the seriousness of the current situation in Ukraine, Ross-on-Wye Town Council felt it was appropriate to send a message of solidarity and support to all the people of Ukraine.
“Our thoughts and prayers, however inadequate they may be, are with them all at this difficult and distressing time.”
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