Bilsborrow pupils’ amazing effort for Syrian refugees

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm
Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm
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Kind-hearted pupils from a Bilsborrow school have collected clothing for Syrian refugees after being moved by their plight.

Students from John Cross CE Primary collected eight boxes of waterproofs, gloves, hats scarves and warm clothing which will be dispatched to refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos following an appeal.

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm

The appeal, which was the pupils’ own idea, was sparked after Jeannette Brown, reception and infant teacher, told the children about the refugees’ situation.

Mrs Brown said: “They have just been so generous considering we are such a small school.

“Some of the items of clothing are brand new. This is a really caring school. I’m really proud of them, they have done so well.”

Headteacher Liam Reynolds also paid tribute to pupils and said: “They had seen things going on the news and we had been speaking about it at school.

This is a really caring school. I’m really proud of them, they have done so well

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“We’re just a small school with 42 children – I’m amazed at the response we’ve had.”

The small Greek island of Lesbos has seen an influx of refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean to escape the bloodshed and chaos in war torn Syria. Since January, 436,000 refugees have entered the EU via the tiny island of Lesbos, leaving local services completely overwhelmed.

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm

Photo Neil Cross'Jeannette Brown and Liam Reynolds and pupils at Bilsborrow John Cross CE school have donated clothes which are being transported to Lesbos to help refugees stay warm