For this term’s Discovery Story Time, all year groups at Southborough are reading books about the experiences of refugees and migrants. For fifteen minutes each day, our teaching assistants read from a selection of non-fiction and fiction books from our Discovery Centre’s rich collection.
During Discovery Story Time, classes will be thinking about why it is important to read stories about refugees and migrants. Class texts will explore themes relating to identity, belonging, community and conflict. Pupils will be introduced to a range of new perspectives, experiences and viewpoints, considering how it may feel to leave your home and what it means to belong to a place.
Pupils will be reading our Discovery Story Time books whilst considering the following school values: peace, perseverance, hope and compassion. Children will be encouraged to think about these values and how they might relate to the experiences of migrants and refugees.
Classes will be reading the following books:
My Name is Not Refugee by Kate Milner
A Child’s Garden: A Story of Hope by Michael Foreman
Beegu by Alexis Deacon
Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
Wisp: A Story of Hope by Zana Fraillon
Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International
The Day War Came by Nicola Davies
Azzi in Between by Sarah Garland
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Boy, Everywhere by A.M Dassu
Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave their Homes? And Other Big Questions by Michael Rosen