St Joseph’s Harrogate hold a ‘United for Ukraine’ day and community Peace walk!
Rachel Rouse, the Headteacher at St Joseph’s Primary School Harrogate writes:
On Monday 21 March we held a ‘United for Ukraine’ day as we want to support the people of Ukraine in any way that we can.
Many of our families in school have friends and relatives who live near the Ukrainian border and are experiencing first-hand the atrocity that is happening. We felt it was important that we support and show solidarity to our neighbours through coming together in unity.
All fundraising will go to UNICEF’s Appeal to protect the children in Ukraine. We raised a fantastic £553 in total!
We began the day with Y3 and Y5 prayer buddies leading a whole school liturgy. Parents and parishioners joined us, and we then held a peace walk in the local area from St Joseph’s church along Skipton Road to Bilton Lane, stopping for prayers and singing for peace and then returned to school, gathering for final prayers outside our school and church.
The children completed other activities during the day and are making a hall display to help keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts and prayers and as a symbol of unity.