Wojtek the Soldier Bear

The project will be an exploration of issues connected with the story of Wojtek, the ‘Soldier bear’. This brown bear became a member of the Polish army during the Second World War. He finished his life after the war in Edinburgh Zoo. Monuments to the bear exist in Poland, Scotland and England. Pupils will learn history and develop their creativ...

Migration and 'Wants and Needs'

Class 4 at Eastburn discussed the reasons people have for moving home.

We then played the 'Wants and Needs' game.  Here are the rules:

From 40 items, each group has to select 16 essential items to take with them on a journey . They will be going away for maybe a year.

When each group has made their selection, they have to reduce the number to 8.

Finally, they have to select only 4 essential items - needs, not wants - to take with them.

We had some very heated discussions!


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