Leeds students pack parcels for refugees

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Generous young people from an Otley school have been filling shoeboxes to help Syrian children.

The students, from Prince Henry’s Grammar School, donated 310 boxes filled with toys, games, warm hats, gloves and toothbrush sets to Syria Relief, which will give them out to refugee children.

The collection was organised by year 13 students Lena Jasim and Harriet Aird. Students were also taken on a virtual journey, crossing continents from Syria to Europe and facing the same decisions as refugees.

Lena said: “Members of my family were refugees and the current crisis is very close to us. Everyone has been so generous.”