A dozen children from the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl are expected to make their annual visit to Plymouth University today.
The trip to the University's campus is part of the month-long visit arranged by the Plymouth & District link of the Chernobyl Children’s Life Line, which works to bring child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to the UK for recuperative breaks of four weeks.
It is the seventh year that the children are visiting the University, and again a packed programme of events has been organised in their honour. They will visit the Marine Building for a tour of the wave tank and ship simulator, then head across to Drake's Place Gardens for some interactive activities (bug hunt, building a bug hotel and building a simple bat and owl box).
This will be followed by a picnic with games of croquet, quoits, petanque and lawn dates and a 'make a mask' craft activity.
The University is proud to be supporting the Chernobyl Children's Life Line and are delighted to be welcoming them again.
The Chernobyl Children's Life Line is a children's charity founded in 1991 that aims to support children affected by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Visit the charity website for more information (registered charity numbers: 1014274, SC040136).