Monday 19th June - Friday 23rd June
We had an assembly called Far From Home to introduce Refugee Week.
We discussed reasons why some families have to leave their homes and how they might feel.
We talked about things that the children may worry about when they start a new school in a new country and how we could help them.
Alfonso's Dad Mr. Kitunda came into school to talk to Year 5 and Year 6 about his home country. He comes from Gambia and he told us about when he came to this country and went to Bolton first and then Liverpool. He told us that his country was at war and they were fighting and it was becoming to difficult to live there. Him and his family were in danger.
Mr. Kitunda said that in this country he feels safe.
Mr. Kitunda volunteers at Asylum Link to help other families.
The children asked Mr. Kitunda lots of questions
The children said:
" Children in Africa have to behave or they get hurt." - Alfonso
"Children would be terrified to have to move to a new country." - Leighton
"You might not know anybody and feel scared." - Judy
We listened to poetry from Levi Tafari and he listened to us read our own poems about our journey.