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Garden Suburb Junior School

Save the Children assemblies

Assemblies this week have focused on this charity and the very interesting history of how it began. ‘Save the Children’ was started by sisters Eglantyne Jebb and Dorothy Buxton. In 1919, Jebb was arrested for distributing leaflets, in Trafalgar Square, with shocking images of children affected by famine in Europe following the impact of World War I. Jebb was tried for her protest and found guilty. However, the prosecuting counsel was so impressed with her that he offered to pay the £5 fine himself. Later that year the sisters founded the charity, that now supports children impacted by war, famine and disasters all over the world.

Thank you for the donations for the charity today. Nationally the Day is called ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ but as I explained to the children, in our community, we don’t all celebrate Christmas.  The children enjoyed wearing their favourite /seasonal jumpers today. Thank you for the donations for the charity that you sent in with your children.