Fighting Food Poverty… and Bank Robbers! with Onjali Q Raúf

This activity encourages children to think about themes of empathy and poverty whilst helping them develop their creative writing and reading!

First (P2–4) and Second (P5–P7) / KS1 and KS2

Explore themes of:
√ Community √  Empathy √  Food Poverty√  Charitable Giving√  Reading and Writing Techniques

Subject Checklist:
√ Expressive Arts √  Literacy and English √  Creative Writing √ Social Studies

Note to teachers: These books contain some material that may not be suitable for some students. We recommend that teachers read the books carefully before using it in the classroom or recommending it to students and/or seek parental guidance.

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Download the resources:

Fighting-Food-Poverty…-and-Bank-Robbers Word Doc

Fighting-Food-Poverty…-and-Bank-Robbers PDF

Download extracts from The Great Food Bank Heist by Onjali Q Raúf to accompany the resources:

GFBH by Onjali Q. Raúf Chapter 1 Extract

Further information:

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