Ukrainian story time inspires pupils to fundraise for war-torn nation - The Rugby Observer

Ukrainian story time inspires pupils to fundraise for war-torn nation

Rugby Editorial 26th Jan, 2023   0

THOUGHTFUL children at Eastlands Primary School were treated to a special Ukrainian story time as part of a colourful fundraising day.

Tetiana Volkova, whose family is hosted by a teacher at Eastlands, shared a bi-lingual story with Reception and Year 6 pupils before answering their questions about Ukrainian traditions and culture.

She also shared her own story, inspiring the children to help raise over £180 in support of Ukraine.

Tetiana said: “I miss my own country, of course, but I have found English people to be so friendly and helpful. We really appreciate your support and the way you have made us so welcome.”

Reception Class Teacher Amy Shipp added: “The children were respectful, sensitive, and had lots of thoughtful questions about the conflict in Ukraine. They were very keen to understand more about Ukranian life.

“I think it was really powerful for them to meet Tetiana. Both the youngest and oldest children in school were mesmerised listening to a different language.”

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