Caring Dewsbury kids help Cumbria flood victims

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Children from a Dewsbury primary school have been so moved by the devastation in flood-hit Cumbria that they have visited young victims of the crisis.

Paradise Primary pupils and their teachers travelled to All Saints C of E Primary in Cockermouth, a town which has been badly affected by the high water levels, after learning about the flooding in class.The youngsters were inspired after a group of Muslim parents took part in the clean-up operation earlier this month, and were concerned about families who would be struggling to remain in their own homes due to the damage caused by the water.

The four-hour trip allowed pupils from both schools to meet each other and perform nasheeds in a special assembly, and the Paradise children gave boxes of doughnuts to their All Saints counterparts as an end-of-term treat.

Pupils who had stayed in Dewsbury held a milkshake and nasheed afternoon where they donated money to help the flood victims.

“Thank you so much to you and your lovely children for travelling to see us. We are looking forward to staying in touch with you and will be looking into accessing some funding so we can visit you and your school,” said the All Saints teachers.

The two schools are now hoping to continue their relationship and run regular exchange visits.

“Aishah delivered a speech explaining to the children the meaning of the nasheeds and that the message given is that we are all one big family and should love one another no matter what happens. Ahmad led the children in the nasheeds and the staff and children of All Saints were very impressed,” said Janine Vali from Paradise Primary.