As we approach the 1st anniversary of the tragic fire at
Grenfell Tower, schools across the country are encouraged to wear
green and help their local communities as part of Green for
Grenfell Day on Friday 15 June.
The government is supporting the event (please see link to the
MHCLG website below), organised by Grenfell United, which is
designed to celebrate a spirit of unity and collaboration. The
event will reflect how the community around the Tower and all over
the UK came together to help after the tragedy last year.
The Grenfell community would like as many schools and community
groups as possible to wear something green, fundraise for local
causes and share their stories, photos and projects from the day on
social media using the hashtag #GreenForGrenfellDay.
To help as many schools as possible get involved with this
event, the government has supported the community in producing a
schools information pack (please see link below), available to
It includes information about the day with ideas on how people
can get involved, a poster to display in schools, and a template
letter that schools can send to parents to encourage children and
their families to take part.
ARCH member councils may be interested in exploring ways in
which they might link up with tenant groups and local schools in
communities where they have high rise residential accommodation to
promote the work being done locally to ensure that high rise blocks
in their area are safe.
Link to the MHCLG website
Information pack website