Always talk about your problems

On Friday, Kestrels discussed aspects of our class reader, ‘Boy in the Tower’. During the story something bad happens to the main character’s mother. He decided not to talk about it to anyone, in the hope that it would feel less real and would ‘wash away’.

The class discussed whether this is a good solution, contributions including:

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By the end, the class were all convinced that the main character should have told someone or talked about the problem.

Each child then spent time thinking of a few specific people they would choose to go to if ever there was something they needed help with.

Sam summed it up brilliantly by saying, “Everything isn’t like a river where things flow away and disappear. When there are problems you have to work through them.”

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