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WATCH: Kingussie school selling sunflowers to help Ukraine refugees

By Gavin Musgrove

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Staff and pupils at the strath's largest school are raising sunflowers and funds to help victims of the war in Ukraine.

Kingussie High School pupils have been growing sunflowers – the national emblem of the country – to sell to help those caught up in the fighting following the invasion by Putin's forces a week ago.

The sunflower, Ukraine's national flower, has become a global symbol of solidarity.

It has long held a meaningful place in the hearts of many Ukrainians but since Russia invaded their country, the plant has become a global symbol of resistance, unity and hope.

More detials on the fundraiser being held by the school.
More detials on the fundraiser being held by the school.

Headteacher Ian Adamson said: "We are also hoping to give a sunflower to as many local businesses as possible to display and grow in their windows to promote that Kingussie High School is supporting Ukrainian refugees.

"We have a group of pupils from our support centre who will be out and about tomorrow speaking to local business owners and giving out sunflowers and posters."

There is a minimum donation of £2 for a sunflower and pot but of course people can give more.

There is small competition to see who can nurture the biggest sunflower by the end of term on March 28.

The sunflowers can be bought and collected from the school's office.

An estimated one million people have fled the country and they are mostly women and children with men aged up to 60 being banned from leaving the country to help the Ukraine military resist Russian forces.

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