A SCHOOL is taking park in a charity walk in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Heathcote Preparatory School and Nursery, in Danbury, is taking part in the Green4Grenfell campaign, which is being held nationally.

They will be walking around Danbury playing fields on tomorrow, June 28 from 11am, wearing green in support of the initiative.

Headteacher Caroline Forgeron was moved to take part after receiving a handwritten letter from one of her Year 4 pupils.

Mrs Forgeron said: “At Heathcote, we are committed to working in partnership with the community as well as raising money for charity.

“Each year our children democratically vote to support a local or national charity and this year they chose Little Havens Hospice.

“When I received a letter from one of our pupils a couple of weeks ago, I was really moved by her words.

“In a beautiful handwritten letter, she told me that she would like the school to support the Green for Grenfell campaign and outlined her reasons for why we should help and what we could do. Naturally, I thought it was a wonderful idea.

“The Grenfell Tower disaster was such a heartbreaking event that as a school we all felt it was important to mark the occasion in a way that would draw attention to such a terrible tragedy, but in the right context for younger children.

“Our children will all wear green as a mark of respect to the Grenfell victims, while at the same time raising money for both causes.

“We will remember all of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell tragedy but also know we are raising funds to help others in the future.”

The Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017 was the UK’s biggest residential blaze since the Second World War and claimed 72 lives.

Burnham residents Amanda and Aswin Vasireddy are supporting their daughter Ishani, eight, and son Hari, four, who will take part in the walk.

They said: “As parents, we wish the whole Heathcote School community the best of luck with their sponsored walk.