New City College staff and students held a one-minute’s silence to recognise the impact of the conflict in Ukraine.
The moment of reflection across all NCC’s campuses was combined with a week of fundraising activities to raise money for UNICEF to fund aid and support for the people who are suffering the horrific effects of the war.
At Havering Sixth Form staff and students have been bringing in donations which have been collected and sorted by Foundation Learning & SEND students before being transported by charity transit vans to the Poland/Ukraine border, where they were distributed to the many families in need.
The week of fundraising included Henna artists offering designs, dressing in blue and yellow (the colours of the Ukraine flag) to show solidarity, a sponsored exercise bike competition, a memorial book to write messages for those impacted by the tragic events, and a collection for UNICEF at a Music Concert.
Deputy Principal Phil Hall said: “Thank you to all students and staff for helping us support UNICEF in their work to help families in Ukraine. There have been some inspiring activities and we have raised over £120 so far for this important cause, plus our collection of essential items is ongoing with the first donations now received at the Ukrainian border.”