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Prayers for Ukraine

A few words from the headteacher...

The situation in Ukraine is an ever present issue on any media, TV and the intranet and will be part of children’s consciousness. We therefore decided we needed to try to talk about it. Miss Olver explored the issues in assembly using BBC Newsround materials. Though this showed the reality of war, such as the tanks, it did not show any conflict or fighting or anything that could cause distress. She didn’t try to explain why it was happening, I don’t think any of us really understand that, more that it is and there are people in a distant land suffering. The children worked in family groups and wrote prayers using a map image shaded with the Ukraine flag. In one half they wrote an ’ask God’ for something and in the other half a ‘thank you to God’. Children often have an ability to see the simple reality of situations where adults can over complicate.

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