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20 July 17

Children of Chernobyl visit Bushey Education Centre

 


In mid July, a class of children from an impoverished area in Belarus, affected by the Chernobyl disaster visited Affinity Water’s Education and Environment Centre in Bushey as part of the Chernobyl Children’s lifeline charity.
 

For the last six years, the Education and Environment Centre has provided the children with a fun filled day of activities and an opportunity to learn more about water and the wider environment.

 

The children visiting live in the villages which lie just outside the 30km exclusion zone that surrounds the old Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Every year, the charity takes children from the disadvantaged areas that have been affected by the disaster and takes them on a four week trip to the UK.

 

The time away from radiated areas in Belarus, even for just one month, significantly boosts the immune systems of the children, giving them a greater chance to overcome any illnesses they may develop through their adolescence as a result of contaminated food and water.

 

Affinity Water Education Centre Manager, Hannah Battram said: “I am very grateful that we have the opportunity to be able to support the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity. The children and the education team had an amazing day and we are looking forward to hosting and supporting future visits.”

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