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Ukraine Crisis School Resources

The Christian Aid Children and Youth team has created resources to support children in reflecting upon the war in Ukraine.

Children, like many of us, will be feeling concerned for the people affected by the war and anxious. Our resources provide sensitive reflections and activities to help children explore and express their feelings in classroom settings and in assemblies. Some are more appropriate for use in faith schools; others (at the bottom of the page) are suitable for use in all schools.  

If you are wanting to talk to children about war well then we highly recommend this resource produced by Barnardos, Pobal, and the Irish Governmental Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth. 

We wanted to offer some additional guidance from a faith perspective, for anyone looking to talk to children about faith and war. We won’t repeat what is in the resource above but try to provide some reflections and reassurances to help children explore the issue through the lens of faith. These perspectives could be explored in RE lessons.  

DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

If your school would like to take action, you may wish to donate to the DEC appeal to support vulnerable people fleeing the conflict.

Resources for Church Schools

Please use these resources as you see fit. These resources have been prepared with Collective Worship in mind, however, they could also be adapted for use in classroom settings.

Peace Wall Reflective Prayer

Use this activity either in a class or collective worship settings, to help children process their feelings about the war in Ukraine.

Wool Prayer for Ukraine

An interactive and reflective prayer for peace in Ukraine to use with children. 

Celtic Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

A Celtic prayer adapted to pray for peace in Ukraine. Ideal for use in Collective Worship. 

Reflection on Psalm 46

A short reflection on Psalm 46 to help children explore uncertainty and worry in the face of the war in Ukraine. 

Stories for Hope

Some stories to offer some hope in the Ukraine crisis.

Safe Place Ludo

Safe Place Ludo is a board game that explores the difficult journeys made by people fleeing conflict.

Resources for Community Schools

Please find the resources that we feel are appropriate for non-church school settings

Stories for Hope

Some stories to offer some hope in the Ukraine crisis.

Peace Wall and Poem Reflection

A reflective activity helping children to reflect on and explore their feelings around the war in Ukraine.

Safe Place Ludo

Safe Place Ludo is a board game that explores the difficult journeys made by people fleeing conflict.

Welsh Translations

We have translated two of the resources for use in schools in Wales.

Celtic Prayer for Peace in Ukraine Welsh Translation

A Celtic prayer adapted to pray for peace in Ukraine. Ideal for use in Collective Worship.

Stories for Hope Welsh Translation

Some stories to offer some hope in the Ukraine crisis.