Tuesday 23 March, one year after the UK went into the initial Lockdown, the Marie Curie Charity encouraged people from all over the UK to reflect on the tragic loss of life experienced over the last year and to support those who are grieving. Marie Curie chose to use the colour yellow to show support; landmarks were lit up with yellow lights, people decorated their windows in yellow, wore yellow clothing and tied yellow ribbons on trees and posts in their local area.
Year 5 participated in this national day in the following ways:
- By observing a one minute silence at 12pm
- By creating a Lockdown Memory Jar – some shared their thoughts and others chose to keep their reflections private
- We also watched a Reflective PowerPoint and followed this up with a class discussion. We then worked on a reflective worksheet and wrote answers to questions about our feelings, our gratitude and our memories of the last year.