STATEMENT ON UKRAINE
We, as the staff and teachers from Russian language School Solnyshko, want to express our deep sadness and condemnation of what is currently happening between Russia and Ukraine. We call on the world’s leaders to end fighting and ensure that those in Ukraine can start to heal following the pain that has been inflicted on them.
We support and will always stand by the children, families and people of Ukraine, and all of those who have become victims of this tragedy.
Our school is small independent, non profitable organisation without operational support from either Russian or British governments.
Our school’s goal is to build bridges between people and cultures with peace and friendship.
We bring together everyone who is interested in the Russian language and Russian speaking cultures. We have students from England, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus and Bulgaria. Our school is truly international.
Ukraine and Russia has had a long history together, many families at the school have connections and family or friends in both countries and we are all worried them and the consequences that this conflict will bring, we are all grieving too as it affects all of us.
Our school is a safe space from the current conflict where we all can come together again and share our fears, we protect our kids from the horror which is going on and lead them by example how to respect and support each other, unite friendship.
Also we need to protect our staff and students so any discrimination
towards our students or teachers will be acted upon immediately.
Our hearts go out to everyone around the world, who is affected in any way by this crisis.