Did you know that there is a fabulous museum which is free in the middle of Lewisham Shopping Centre? It's called the Migration Museum and it's right next two the two pieces of stone which come from the Berlin Wall.
Year 5 and Year 6 visited the museum and found out all sorts of interesting facts about migrants and immigrants. There were letters and postcards to read based on real people's experiences, a kitchen where people shared their love of food and recipes from many different countries and a classroom where children read poems composed by young people coming to the UK and having to start school.
The children played a "step forward" game which showed how we all come from many different places across the world for various different reasons and that movement or migration is a common factor for us all. As a School of Sanctuary we are especially sensitive to the needs of people who may be escaping war or violence and we talked about what sanctuary means for people.
Finally all the children broke up into groups and worked on designing letters that formed a giant poster to welcome Amal the walking puppet when she came to Deptford.
It was a great trip and all families are welcome to visit the Museum - it is free of charge to enter and open Wednesday to Sunday each week. Go and take a look!
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