Inspired by a leading British book retailer’s title of the year about friendship and kindness, our year four students have created their very own reflection garden, adorned with dreamcatchers depicting their hopes for the future.

The eight to nine-year-olds have transformed part of their year group’s outdoor area into a peaceful space, where they can gather their thoughts and read and reflect.

The classmates are reading Charlie Mackesy’s first book, ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox’, described as ‘a wonderful window into the human heart’ by British screenwriter, producer, and film director, Richard Curtis, CBE, in English lessons

Together, the children collected natural resources from the Gad’s Hill Forest School and crafted the individual woven webs, which are thought to protect sleeping children from nightmares.

J4T Form tutor, Mrs Sarah Taylor, said:  “The first term in a new class can be daunting, so by focusing on, and displaying, our dreams for the year ahead, any worries we may have can float away, while we concentrate on enjoying a happy and healthy school year.”

‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox’ is described by Waterstones as a book to ‘bring people together, featuring inspirational paintings and delicate calligraphic text conveying an essential message for our time’.


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