On Tuesday 2nd October, 40 enthusiastic Year 6s went to see the local author Onjali Rauf. She is the founder of a human rights organisation and grew up locally in East London.
Onjali discussed her book ‘The boy at the back of the class’ and explored what it means to be a refugee with the children. The boy at the back of the class tells us what happens when a new boy joins their class, a group of children try to befriend him. They soon learn that Ahmet is a refugee and has been separated from his family. None of the grown-ups seem to be able to help him, so the friends come up with a daring plan, embarking on an extraordinary adventure. Onjali read an extract from the book to the children and the children were given the opportunity to buy the book and get it signed by Onjali herself!