Posted: 4th March 2022

Leweston School was a ‘drop off site’ for members of staff and Leweston School parents to donate any aid to families who need it in Ukraine. A lorry left Dorset for the Polish border on Friday 4 March, filled with essential aid for Ukraine. 

Polish border, Julia G, Year 12, has written about our school community and how we came together with the rest of Dorset to help Ukraine.

“Due to the Russian invasion on Ukraine, that began on the 24th of February, thousands of Ukrainian civilians had to flee from their country. Most of them found asylum in Poland, where residents are being offered transport and accommodation. People all over Europe are responding to this devastating time, and are donating vast amounts of food, hygiene essentials and clothing.  

For this reason, our Leweston community organised a collection of the most necessary products such as: food, toiletries, medical equipment, children’s clothing. We are hoping that our donation will support and inform the women and children at the border, that they are not alone. The amount of items given was massive, which was truly heart-warming to see. We all believe that the Leweston Community’s contribution will be helpful during this time of need. 

On the 3rd March, Leweston’s sixth form students volunteered to help with the segregation and packing donated items in Sherborne. We were loading boxes and bags with food, clothing and other essentials into the truck, that will transport them soon to the Polish-Ukraine border.   

This opportunity reminded us that selfless help is full-feeling and wonderful. Especially during time of Lent, it’s good to reflect on our own actions and how we can make positive contribution to the wider community. “

Thank you for all your donations, as a school we were overwhelmed with the phenomenal response, not just at Leweston, but around Dorset at places such as Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury.


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