Support for Nepal

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We’re all in this together

A plea from

Stevenage children

for UK to support Nepal

in their time of need

We, as a group of primary schools in Stevenage (and the surrounding area), have over

the past couple of years formed a close bond with partner schools in Nepal, through

our participation in the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme.

Recently, we learnt from one of our Nepali

friends, that the Covid-19 situation had taken a

turn for the worse in his country. In the UK, we

are fortunate to have access to vaccines and good

medical facilities, which means we hopefully have

come through the worst of the pandemic, but we

worry for our friends in Nepal.

We therefore asked over 1000 of our pupils to

write to our local MP, highlighting the plight of

Nepal in the hope that our concerns would be

raised with decision makers within the UK

government. Given the strong bond between our

two countries, we hope that much needed medical

supplies can be diverted, in some small capacity,

to help the nation of Nepal in their time of need.

The Guardian newspaper, 10 th May 2021

The following schools were involved in the initiative:

• All Saints Church of England Primary

• Almond Hill Junior

• Featherstone Wood Primary

• Graveley Primary

• Knebworth Primary & Nursery

• Peartree Spring Primary

• St. Margaret Clitherow RC Primary

• St Vincent de Paul RC Primary

• The Leys Primary & Nursery

• Woolenwick Infants & Nursery

• Letchmore Infants & Nursery

• Martins Wood Primary

In April 2020, at the start of the first

national lockdown in the UK, the Stevenage

teachers involved in the project sent a

message of hope to their friends in Nepal.

Although comforting, it is felt that kind

words are now not enough, given the

worsening Covid-19 situation in South Asia.

We hope that our children’s letters can

persuade the UK government to transport

much needed medical supplies to support the

overwhelmed Nepali health care system.

We have linked this into the United Nations

Sustainable Development Goals (see opposite).

The overarching goal is to provide our pupils

with the knowledge, skills and values that

will enable them to play an active role in

their community, whilst working with others

to make our world more fair and sustainable.

Click on screen to watch short message

Martins Wood

Primary School


Year 5


Year 4

The Leys

Primary School


Year 6


Year 1


Year 6


Year 6

Year 1 children

To help our friends in Nepal, every child

in Letchmore Infants’ & Nursery School

painted a Nepalese prayer flag, to let

them know that we are thinking of them.

St Vincent de Paul

Catholic Primary School

Fin & Daniel

Year 5


Year 6


Year 6

Nepali prayers flags with messages of support

Martins Wood Primary

Charley & Lily-Rose

Year 6

Year 5

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