Chernobyl children visit Seaford College

Children from Chernobyl took to a climbing wall as part of a visit to Seaford Head Community College organised by the Rotary Club of Seaford.
Children from Chernobyl took to a climbing wall as part of a visit to Seaford Head Community College organised by the Rotary Club of Seaford.

CHILDREN from Chernobyl took to a climbing wall and made scones as part of a visit to Seaford Head Community College organised by the Rotary Club of Seaford.

On June 14 the college welcomed back youngsters visiting via the Horsted Keynes based Children of Chernobyl organisation.

They made ‘Olympic medals’ in technology and experimented in the science laboratory, resulting in making ice cream.

Contact between the children and the college was initiated by John Owen in his presidential year of the Rotary Club.

This time John, Mike Hemmings and President Isla Sitwell went to see what they were doing and found the visitors were younger than last year’s cohort, had only come to England a few days before and, until then, most were strangers to each other.

“Nevertheless, as last year, it wasn’t long before they and their English counterparts were joining together in the various activities arranged for them,” said Mr Hemmings.

“The children certainly enjoyed themselves, especially in the activities involving food.”