The Fettes community has been following the situation in Ukraine with a sense of powerlessness to help, but wanting to respond in whatever way we can. From the start of the Ukrainian refugee crisis, the Fettes community has collectively donated large amounts of aid in the form of food, clothing, bedding, emergency medicines and toiletries. This was then processed with the help of a number of students who volunteered in sorting, repackaging, labelling in English and Ukrainian over 100 bags and boxes of aid. These were delivered to a lorry which departed for Lviv and Kharkiv on Monday, as part of an aid response co-ordinated by a local Ukrainian Association.
In a further expression of our support for Ukraine, Sixth Form student Kate C organised a solidarity march yesterday and was joined by other students in gathering outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh.
Head of Fettes College, Helen Harrison, says “The Fettes community has responded to the ongoing situation in Ukraine and the developing refugee crisis in whatever way we can. We have encouraged all our students to express their thoughts and feelings about the situation, and I am proud of Sixth Former Kate C’s initiative to organise a solidarity march with other students yesterday.”