Ukraine Conflict Response
The news and social media feeds are filled with the latest information, and some of it is very upsetting and worrying; and may not even be verified. Children listening and viewing distressing images can become frightened and fearful. The age range of our children makes it impossible to respond to what is happening in a 'one-size-fits-all' way, and therefore we will be tailoring what is shared with the children accordingly. What we feel is important as a school, is to prevent the spread of misinformation or the development of racial prejudices.
Below are a range of links and attachments that may help parents/carers consider how to respond to these events with their children. Also attached, are the collective worship slides used in school on Monday 28th February, which show how our response has been rooted in the school's vision and values, and some more potentially helpful guidance produced by the charity Barnardos.
Current information regarding Ukraine
Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation (Department for Education)
Supporting your child if they see upsetting content online about what is happening in Ukraine (Childnet)
We should not hide from children what is happening in Ukraine (Schools Week/Children's Commissioner)
How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine and World War Three anxiety (Metro)