Children in Maple, Elm and Willow Classes have been exploring the life of Paddington Bear. They have discussed the issues Paddington may have faced as he left his family in Darkest Peru and became a refugee in London. Children have completed a family tree of their own, thinking about close family, extended family and other people who are important in their lives. They decided what to take in their suitcases if they suddenly had to leave their homes- not a marmalade sandwich in sight! We finished the project by looking at our names, where they originated from, the importance of having one and that everyone had the right to be called by their name. Finally, we all enjoyed relaxing by watching the Paddington movie!
As Duty Bearers, Mr Taylor, Mrs Standall, Mrs Gilmartin and Mrs Stokes highlighted the articles that would be important to refugees from the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child. The articles we explored were: Article 22- the right to protection as a refugee and Article 7- the right to have a name and nationality.