Yesterday, 4B enjoyed participating in a workshop led by a visitor from Amnesty International. The children investigated the connection between Human rights and refugees as well as the role of Amnesty International in supporting refugees. As part of our refugee week, we have also discussed who a refugee is and thought about how it might feel to be forced out of your home when you have no other choice but to seek refuge. When stepping into the shoes of Lina, who is a character in our book ‘Four Feet Two Sandals, 4B thought of how they would have felt living in a refugee camp. Some of the words we generated were: rejected, isolated, desperate, distraught, anxious, heartbroken and petrified. Through drama work based on our book ‘Four Feet Two Sandals, we identified and explored themes such as friendship, loss, sharing and separation. Today we linked our art work to refugee week by using natural dyes (coffee, turmeric, red cabbage and beetroot) to dye material which will be used for the tents in our refugee camp from our story. 4B even washed the material in a bowl just as we know our character Lina did by a river. All the children very capably hand-washed and folded material. I would send any washing their way. Watch this space to see what other maths, PSHE and literacy activities we take part in to mark refugee week.
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