Pupils show support by wearing blue and yellow

Friday 18th March 2022 12:00 pm
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n Martin Coates, Alex Lyne, Layla Meredith-Morgan, Skye Burcher and Jaya Wylde supported the non-uniform day at The Dean Academy. Below Kat Berry with some of the donations.

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STUDENTS at a Forest school swapped their usual uniform to wear blue and yellow to raise money to help people in Ukraine.

Pupils of The Dean Academy were encouraged to come to school in blue and yellow – the colours of the Ukranian flag.

The non-uniform day raised £600 and was part of a busy week of activities to support the people of Ukraine.

Pupils and staff at the school also donated essentials such as toiletries, nappies, bedding and clothing.

Head of World Affairs Mrs Fiona Price explained “We have also had lots of discussions with students in lessons about what is going on in the Ukraine and talked about their concerns over what they are seeing and hearing in the news.

“Students are feeling empathetic with those in the Ukraine and wanted to do something to help, so we decided to contribute to the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) appeal for Ukraine by holding a non-uniform day. We have so far raised almost £600 for the cause.

“The school has been overwhelmed by many generous donations of warm clothing, bedding, medicine, toiletries, nappies and non-perishable foods which were taken to a local drop-off point.”

Mrs Kat Berry, who helped organise it, said: “Our wonderful students and The Dean Academy community have responded outstandingly to our fundraising efforts.

“We have received a fantastic amount of items for transport to Ukraine and have been overwhelmed with student offers to help with this appeal. So proud!”

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