Leicester Pupils Donate Teddy Bears To City's Newest Refugees

29 January 2016, 16:29 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

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Leicester MP Liz Kendall's told Capital about how a new campaign is teaching schoolchildren about the reality of the refugee crisis.

She has been to visit Glebelands Primary in Leicester to see the work staff have been doing to teach their pupils about refugees and the migration crisis.

Liz Kendall told Capital that getting rid of the stigma around refugees will allow youngsters to understand why children of a similar age to them are having to escape conflict and war zones.

These pupils told Capital why they've been donating unwanted teddy bears.

They'll now be donated to Red Cross who will distribute them among the newest refugees of the city.

Ruth Sinhal, who teaches at the school has been working closely with Leicester City of Sanctuary, Red Cross, Open Hands and Leicester City Council to launch an initiative in city schools to raise awareness of the refugee crisis in Europe. The school will be showing their support for refugees by asking children to donate a teddy bear to children affected by the migrant crisis.