As part of our new House Continents system at Rhyddings, we, as a school are supporting
a global charity and each continent group will be fund raising for “Save the Children” throughout the year.
We really want students to show empathy towards other people in the world and begin to have some understanding of what is happening in different countries outside of their local environment.
In November Miss Booth will be doing an assembly based on the current refugee crisis to launch our whole school charity.
Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
Since the start of the year:
- More than half a million desperate people have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea – that’s 3 times more than in the whole of 2014.
- 1 in 5 of those arriving by sea are children.
- In Italy, 8,500 children have arrived alone since January, without any parents or families at all.
Children often arrive in Europe scared and exhausted. Many have seen and experienced untold horrors during their journey. The physical impact of travelling is also clear.
The children “Save the Children” teams have met have had severe sunburns and blisters from their journey. Many have lost their toenails from the huge distances they had walked.
Any donations for the charity can be made via Miss Booth and we will update you with a running total that we as a school and local community have raised in the near future.