Advice for children affected by the Manchester attack
The events of the past few days have shown us the worst that humanity can do to each other but also the very best. This week, we prepared to receive our pupils into school not knowing how families might have been affected. Thankfully, all our pupils were accounted for.
Many children were aware of the incident and in some KS2 classes, a discussion was had to help them process what had happened. We deliberately ensured life in school continued as normal and it was so heartening to see pupils concentrating on the art work they have so much enjoyed preparing for the exhibition.
In assembly, we chose deliberately not to focus on the attack but in our reflection, I was able to share the command in 1 Peter to 'Deeply love each other' and from this we prayed for all those that are mourning and all those affected - particularly, our first responders in the emergency services.
Many of us will have families or friends affected by Monday night's attack. We are a strong community that looks our for everyone. The Governors, staff and I would like you to know that you are in our prayers but also that we offer a hand of support to everyone. If you need to talk about your experience with someone then please contact the school. We will do our best to support you and if necessary, signpost you to those better equipped to do so.
Please click on this link from BBC Newsround for further advice for children upset by the Manchester attack.
Yours sincerely, Mr Coleman, Head Teacher