Schools urged to go Green for Grenfell on 15 June

Schools across the country are encouraged to wear green, fundraise and take part in community activities as part of Green for Grenfell Day on Friday 15 June.

Supported by the government and organised by Grenfell United, the event is designed to celebrate a spirit of unity and collaboration, which was seen after the tragedy last year.

The Grenfell community would like as many schools and community groups as possible to wear something green, fundraise for local causes and share their stories, photos and projects from the day on social media using the hashtag #GreenForGrenfellDay.

A schools information pack has been developed, available to download at www.grenfellunited.org/current-campaigns/green-for-grenfell.

It includes information about the day with ideas on how people can get involved, a poster to display in schools, and a template letter that schools can send to parents to encourage children and their families to take part.

Sandra Ruiz, from Grenfell United, said: “Green for Grenfell Day is an opportunity to celebrate community spirit up and down the country. In the days after the fire, a community of volunteers surrounded us and helped us through the most difficult of times.

“If there is to be a positive legacy from this tragedy, we hope it is that we celebrate and emulate here in North Kensington, and across the country, the community spirit that we saw in the days, weeks and months after the fire. We hope communities and schools will get behind it and it will bring good to people around the country.

“Anything that brings your community together is what Green for Grenfell Day is all about, that could be wearing green to school, planting trees, painting a community area, holding a coffee morning, anything that celebrates community. We hope people will join with us to make this a special and positive day.”

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