The world is a dark place at the moment after recent terrorist attacks – but big-hearted pupils at one Derbyshire school are set to spread some happiness.
Youngsters from Barrow Hill Primary School are going to make cakes and hand them out to strangers in Staveley town centre on Friday.
The children decided to carry out the acts of kindness and put smiles on people’s faces after learning about Friday’s terror atrocities in Paris which left at least 129 citizens dead and 350 injured.
Extremists targeted bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France.
The group calling itself Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The day before the killings in the French capital, extremists from the same death cult murdered at least 41 people in two suicide bombings in the Lebanese capital Beirut.
Craig Heeley, a teacher of year five and year six pupils at the school, said: “It’s always quite difficult dealing with this kind of news with children of primary school age, but together we have come to the decision that the best way we can help and support the people of Paris is by spreading some happiness within our own community.”
On the school’s Facebook page, Jonathan Da Silva said: “I live in Paris but all my family lives in Barrow Hill.
“This village makes me proud to be British, proud to be French.
“And I know that these children, our tomorrow’s hope, will bring back love and joy to the world.
“From France, thank you very much Barrow Hill Primary School. You can be proud of you.”