In light of recent events in Ukraine, Year 5 at Bishop’s Primary decided to use World Book Day to open up a discussion about war and its impact, particularly on children.

Miss Haggerty, one of our Year 5 teachers came across the book ‘The Day War Came’ by Nicola Davies. It’s all about the impact of war on children and has a clear message about kindness and inclusivity which fits in nicely with the Bishop’s Primary School ethos.

Davies wrote the original poem in 2016 when the UK government refused to give sanctuary to 3000 unaccompanied refugee children. She started a Twitter campaign at the time using the hashtag #3000chairs to spread a message of kindness and solidarity. Inspired by the book, pupils drew their own chairs to add to the movement and made their own clay chair models. We think they’re fab!

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