At Assembly on Wednesday, Gill Newman, who is wife of the Bishop of Stepney, and Carol Rider shared their first hand account of visiting the Atmeh camp. The school heard about the horrifying situation, where 12,000 people, including 5,000 children, are living in freezing, muddy conditions, with little food or medical supplies, let alone equipment for a school.
Children from St Mary's Primary wrote prayers on hearts and offered them on the Communion table and then sang 'Our God is a great big God' on the steps outside the church, standing in solidarity with children thousands of miles away, who are in such desperate need.
For more information or to donate to Hand in Hand for Syria go to: http://handinhandforsyria.org.uk.
Update: We're thrilled that the children of St Mary's raised £420 yesterday which will go towards pens, pencils, paper and school bags for children in the Atmeh refugee camp.