A Year 8 pupil at St Philip Howard CVA, in Glossop, spent three hours using Google Translate to write a letter in Ukrainian to a new student.

Billie – Jo, who is a mental health ambassador for her year, wanted to make the new pupil feel welcome.

In her letter, she said: “I’ll be here to support you, don’t be afraid to come and talk to me.”

When Billie-Jo gave her the letter, she apparently smiled for the first time since joining the school and said “thank you” in English.

The school has been using Ukrainian subtitles on its interactive screen and translating written work so that it’s easier for their new student to understand.