Schools go Green for Grenfell
Schools across the country are wearing green today and help their local communities as part of Green for Grenfell Day.
The event, organised by Grenfell United, reflects how the community around the Tower and all over the UK came together to help after the tragedy last year.
Secretary of State for Housing the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:
“The Grenfell fire was an unimaginable tragedy and as we approach one year since that terrible day, it will be a time to reflect and to remember.
“I am pleased we are able to support Grenfell United and the community in promoting this important day.”
Sandra Ruiz, from Grenfell United, said:
“Green for Grenfell Day is an opportunity to celebrate community spirit up and down the country. In the days after the fire, a community of volunteers surrounded us and helped us through the most difficult of times.
“If there is to be a positive legacy from this tragedy, we hope it is that we celebrate and emulate here in North Kensington, and across the country, the community spirit that we saw in the days, weeks and months after the fire. We hope communities and schools will get behind it and it will bring good to people around the country.
“Anything that brings your community together is what Green for Grenfell Day is all about, that could be wearing green to school, planting trees, painting a community area, holding a coffee morning, anything that celebrates community. We hope people will join with us to make this a special and positive day.”