Pupils from Solihull support Sri Lanka schools - The Solihull Observer

Pupils from Solihull support Sri Lanka schools

Solihull Editorial 21st Jan, 2020   0

PRIMARY school pupils in Shirley are marking 13 years of support for fellow students in Sri Lanka.

The children at Peterbrook Primary school, in High Street, send boxes of gifts and stationery to their partner schools, having kept their connection for over a decade.

They hold annual non-uniform days to donate money, and fill shoe-boxes with gifts.

Peterbrook primary school also regularly donates books from its school library.

Two schools, in Padukka in Western Province, and Runwanwella in Sabaragamuwa Province, benefit from the partnership.

Shiromani Gunawardene, a former pupil at Peterbrook School who runs the partnership, said: “All the money we have raised will continue to help the children in Sri Lanka to continue their education.

“The children exchange christmas cards, gifts and drawings each year.

“All the staff and children at Peterbrook primary are always delighted to see how their Sri Lankan friends are developing at their school and how much their lives have changed due to their generosity.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Sri Lankan children to improve their school life while living under very difficult circumstances with the help of us here in England.

“The support from Peterbrook helps the children progress in school and into their adult life.

“Parents and teachers in at the schools in Sri Lanka appreciate the endless support throughout these years.”

Money raised by pupils at Peterbrook helps pay for uniforms and school equipment.


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