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Ukraine Conflict

We have started to receive donations from the list I sent out on Wednesday. Thank you very much. Another copy of the items needed by refugees can be found on page 2. Today I spoke to the children about the Ukraine conflict and the   older children (Years 5 and 6) were shown the Newsround clip that can be found here:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/60554258    It is clear that the children are talking about Ukraine and some have some more personal experience of its affects. For instance, some have relatives in Poland taking in refugees.  In assembly, children were shown a map of Europe to locate Ukraine and I briefly explained what a conflict was and our hopes for a speedy resolution. The main focus of the assembly was how we could help the huge numbers of refugees arriving in the countries neighbouring Ukraine. Please note that the last date for accepting donations (for the current   Yattendon appeal) is Friday 11th March.

The items that are needed are as follows: 

Nappies (in sealed manufacturer’s packaging)

Baby milk and food (in date and sealed)

Feminine sanitary products 

Protein and energy bars

Medicines like calpol, anti-flu, lemsips and pain killers (new, complete packets)

Power banks for charging phones 

Colouring books/crayons/colouring pencils  Sleeping bags (ideally new, but otherwise washed and in good condition)

Camping mats 

Blankets (ideally new, but otherwise washed and in good condition)

Clothing - thermals/base layers (new in packaging ideally, but washed and in good condition if not)

Male socks Backpacks (large and medium-sized)

First aid kits

Hot water bottles 

Insulated flasks

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