Last week the children in Year 3 and 4 took part in Project Refugee. This was to help children empathise and understand what it might feel like to be a refugee. We worked with Norbridge Academy to give some children the opportunity to experience what it would be like to have to go somewhere they didn't know. The children were then involved in various activities which encouraged them to ask questions and think deeply.
To continue the project the children had to evacuate due to the war and made shelters in the woodlands. They heard the sounds that a child in a war might be able to hear so they could imagine how terrifying it is. They decided it was too dangerous to stay and evacuated. They had no idea where to go and no passports but knew we had to leave. They found a woodland area and it was going to rain, we had no clothes or belongings only bits of materials to make shelters. The children worked together in small groups to make a shelter. The children have been using all these different experiences to help them write a diary entry from the point of view of a refugee.