Helping the Kosovans;Letter

16th April 1999 at 01:00
AFTERAN article in The TES Scotland last year on the plight of children in Kosovo, our charities committee decided to collect items of stationery for schools destroyed in the war. House points were awarded on a scale devised by senior pupils - one point for a pencil, two for a pen etc.

The school also had a tidy-out of cupboards, and departments were asked to hand in any items which they were no longer using but could be of use to another school. From this we got boxes of chalk, reams of old paper, donations of jotters and lot of old computers and printers which were out of date. We also had a large blackboard that proved too big for a van sent from Manchester to collect everything.

Before Christmas war broke out again in Kosovo and all visas were stopped by the Serbian Government. The aid agency uplifted our articles just before Easter, fortunately, since the storage room here is used in April and May for SCE exams. Obviously delivery cannot be made to Kosovo until the war is over. We are now collecting money for the current crisis aid appeal.

Margaret Conway Kilsyth Academy

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now