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27th June 2022

Refugee week including, 'A day for Ukraine' 

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Last Friday it was wonderful to see the colours of Ukraine everywhere I went when I arrived at school; thank you to staff, children and families to show your support for a country that is being devastated by such a cruel and unjust war.

This was the perfect end to all the activities that had taken place for the years Refugee week.

The theme this year is 'Healing', and The Refugee council are asked that in schools we perform 8 simple acts. Mrs Marshall attended School council to gather their views on what we might do in school and they came up with this list:

  1. Share a dish - possibly have a tasting day or children bring in culturally representative foods to share.
  2. Have a chat - choose a name out of a hat, join for a chat with another class....
  3. Watch a film - there are some recommended on the Refugee Council website
  4. Read a Book - (Mrs Marshall ordered books for each year group)
  5. Walk together - on the Friday 24th June we would like everyone to walk as a class, either around school or on the Harehills Mile that Y6 have mapped for us around the local community.
  6. Plant a seed - to tie in with @A day for Ukraine, it would be nice to plant sunflowers in our Year Group planters to make a walkway of sunflowers hopefully in full bloom when we all return in September.

All year groups embraced these ideas and it was an amazing sight to see the whole of Year 3 and 4 out on their walk together, dressed in blue and yellow and waving the flag of Ukraine.

It has been a week full of other reasons to celebrate: a very successful KS2 Moderation visit from the LA (congratulations to the Year 6 team - not forgetting Mr Matthews for all his invaluable support ⭐⭐⭐) and achieving the Gold Sports Mark (well done Mr Waddington and Miss Ahmed👏👏)

What will next week bring - watch this space....