CCF Welcome Fund supports Gorran School with the purchase of iPads

Gorran School in St Austell has received £1,106.80 from the CCF Welcome Fund to support four Ukrainian refugee children who have started at the school.

The funds have been used to buy each refugee an iPad to help with communication at school and at their sponsor’s home, translation apps like Google Translate and SayHi are often used and have helped with building new relationships and breaking down the language barriers.

The iPads have also helped the children to take part in all activities at school as a lot of work and homework is now completed online, helping to stay on top of work and enabling a normal routine at school. At home, the iPads have provided the children and their families with the opportunity to speak with friends and family who are still living back in Ukraine, bringing a sense of comfort and normality.

For ways to support refugees and asylum seekers who are starting their new lives in Cornwall, click here.