Year 6: Kindertransport debate

This week, in Year 6, we have  learnt about how in 1938, before the outbreak of World War II, Britain took in Jewish children from countries such as Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia to save them from persecution and being sent to concentration camps under Nazi rule. Coinciding with solidarity for Ukraine day, we held a debate, after having written persuasive evidence-based arguments using the United Nations rights of the child. We took the format of presenting arguments as if we were in the House of Commons and the children were members of parliament. At the end of the debate, the pupils of year six voted unanimously, as did the British MPs in 1938, to take in refugees during their time of need and to save many lives. The link within the plight of the Ukrainian people in 2022 was also brought out clearly.