Once the children had the chance to share, discuss and rank their items in order of importance, we were ready to go. An alarm sounded throughout the Year 5 classrooms and the children and teachers had to evacuate on a long walk around the school through imaginary forests, mountains, and caves. Finally, they returned to their classrooms to build shelters, trading some of their own items for essential shelter building equipment. They were treated to a delicious bowl of sticky rice in their shelters at lunch time.
In the afternoon, the students continued building their shelters whilst engaging in a number of vocabulary games. At the end of the day, they were treated to some burgers after all their hard work. We had a fantastic day and look forward to learning more about migration!