Teddies for refugee kids

Children from St Peter's Primary School with their donations.

Children from St Peter's Primary School with their donations. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of cuddly toys are being sent to refugees by Portishead school pupils.

Children from St Peter’s Primary School have donated more than 500 bears and stuffed animals in aid of the Project Paddington appeal.

Each cuddly toy has a letter from the child with the teddy’s name and a friendly message.

Pupils from year six came up with the idea after seeing the plight of thousands of refugees on the news.

The school, in Hallets Way, has also raised £1,500 through cake sales, a sponsored walk and a movies and munchies event to donate to the families fleeing conflict.