WAR THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES; 'I Think of All the Children in Iraq and I Get Sad. Then I Think They'll Be Better off without Him.'
Byline: MAUREEN MESSENT
WHAT does the threat of war mean to children from all religions as they mingle with friends in the playground? MAUREEN MESSENT visited a city school to discover what 10 and 11-year-olds think of conflict.
A SMALL boy confided his worries to Elizabeth Keene, deputy head teacher of St John & Monica RC Primary School this week.
'Will my family be bombed?' he asked, thinking that a call to warmeant missiles on Moseley. Equally, the impending war with Iraq could have raised illfeeling among this peaceful and friendly school's 216 pupils, 35 per cent of them Muslim.
Instead, because the issue has been well-aired, that hasn't happened.
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Publication information: Article title: WAR THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES; 'I Think of All the Children in Iraq and I Get Sad. Then I Think They'll Be Better off without Him.'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Birmingham Evening Mail (England). Publication date: March 19, 2003. Page number: 4. © 2005 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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