On 23 March it’ll be one year since the first UK lockdown. Since then, millions of people have been bereaved, both as a result of covid-19 and due to other causes.
The restrictions we’ve all been living under have meant that many of us – including children and young people – have had to grieve without the comfort of having friends and family around them.
The National Day of Reflection will give us a time to unite and reflect on this tragic loss of life and our collective grief as a nation.
As a school we have joined together to mark this day. Children in school have had the opportunity to talk about their thoughts, have a minutes silence and take part in lots of reflection activities.
Nursery have painted rainbows as a symbol of hope for National Reflections Day.
Reception created yellow drawings thinking about making each square different. It was a very calming activity and allowed us to talk about how we felt during lockdown.
“I felt sad because I missed my teachers and friends at school.” Edie
Year 3 have been commemorating the day of National Reflection, thinking about what has changed over the year and thanking our key workers.
Year 4 gathered to reflect on all the positive experiences of lockdown such as spending more quality time with family.
Year 6 worked together to create a poem.
Warning: foreach() argument must be of type array|object, bool given in /home/sites/thevillageprimary.org.uk/public_html/wp-content/themes/mmd/single.php on line 33