Read extracts from Cardboard Cowboys and Rat which introduce themes of empathy and isolation. This activity encourages children to be self-reflective and kind to others who may be struggling.
Second Level / Third/Fourth Level – KS2/3
Explore themes of:
√ Community √ Different Perspectives √ Friendship √ Empathy √ Loneliness
√ Expressive Arts √ English Language √ Social Studies √ Well-being and Health
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Download the resources:
Download extracts from Cardboard Cowboys and Rat by Brian Conaghan and Patrice Lawrence to accompany the resources:
If you enjoyed doing these exercises, then why not also try these discussion questions created for Cardboard Cowboys by Bloomsbury here!
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