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Homelessness

Overview

In this lesson pupils will think about what home means to them through writing a poem inspired by the line ‘Home is where the heart is’.

They will consider the reasons why someone may become homeless and the realities of life on the streets or in temporary accommodation.

Pupils will review homelessness statistics published by Shelter in 2018 and suggest ways in which the school community can support pupils who are homeless. They will then be introduced to how local authorities and charities support the homeless.

To conclude the lesson, pupils will create a game of snakes and ladders that reflects the causes of homelessness and actions that can help to end homelessness.

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