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Educating children about the plight of refugees...

Educating children about the plight of refugees and getting them involved in collecting donations is the aim of Refugee Relief in Slough and Maidenhead.

On Thursday, March, 10 the Iqra Primary School in Wexham Road handed over hygiene packs to Refugee Relief for them to be sent on to France.The charity has been visiting primary schools and giving assemblies on the help that refugees in the Calais and Dunkirk camps need.

Ruth Talbot, a volunteer with Refugee Relief, said: “We have been going in to give a presentation at the schools to explain what it is like in these camps. The schools approve everything we present at the school, we want to be honest with the children but we don’t want to scare them.

“The responses we have had have been fantastic and everyone is very keen to help.”

Refugee Relief, which set up last autumn, is a group of friends from Slough and Maidenhead who try to make a difference to those living in migrant camps. It runs under the charity umbrella of Foodshare Maidenhead.

Whizz kids Maths win

Sharp youngsters battled it out for a place in this years regional semi-finals of the national young mathematical awards. 

GCSE Joy for primary school children

High achievers from Iqra Primary School have been awarded with their GCSE Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) certificates. The school, in Fernside, decided to enter the year six students for the exams in 2013.

In 2014, the teaching of MFL in primary schools became compulsory across the whole of the country.

First Aid At IQRA

Staff from IQRA Slough Primary School received training in how to use a defibrillator. Thanks to a donation from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) UK, the equipment was installed at the school in Fernside.

SHOC

Pupils and parents of Iqra School held a campaign to help
the homeless people in Slough. They collected warm winter clothes to support the charity SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern)

Numbers day Charity at Iqra School

Iqra School held a Numbers Day charity event where children dressed in their favourite number and had stalls selling cakes to raise money for the NSPCC. Children had different maths activities throughout the day including “Who wants to be a Mathematician” competition.