From Paradise to All Saints – Pupils bond in floods aftermath


IMG_7064Children from Paradise Primary School in Dewsbury visited a school in Cumbria following the recent floods.

Pupils at the school had been learning about the floods and some of the parents from PPS had already been to help with the clean-up operation.

The pupils felt inspired to help and were concerned that children and families, just like them, would be struggling to live in their own homes due to the devastation caused by the flooding.

The school said, “On Thursday 17th December a group of children undertook a very enjoyable and lively 4 hour trip to All Saints CE Primary School in Cockermouth. They met with the children and teachers, performed some nasheeds in a special assembly and delivered boxes of doughnuts as a special end of term treat.

“Aishah delivered a speech explaining to the children the meaning of the nasheeds and that the message given is that we are all one big family and should love one another no matter what happens.

“Ahmad led the children in the nasheeds and the staff and children of All Saints were very impressed.”

Meanwhile back at the school in Dewsbury, the rest of the pupils held a milkshake and nasheed afternoon where they each brought in a charitable donation in order to help the flood effected families in Cumbria.

All Saints school said,  “Thank you so much to you and your lovely children for travelling to see us. We are looking forward to staying in touch with you and definitely will be looking into accessing some funding so we can visit you and your school! Heartfelt thanks to all your children.”

Both schools are excited about working together in the future.