A memorial to a child in the Peter Pan garden of remembrance
at Grenoside Crematorium, Sheffield.

From time to time we all have to cope with death, grief and a sense of irretrievable loss. There is no right way to approach this. But in these pages we offer some suggestions that may be of help.

The National Children's Bureau recommends schools to include discussions about death and bereavement in a wide variety of situations. It has produced a guide especially for circumstances where a pupil has been bereaved, Childhood Bereavement: Developing the curriculum and pastoral support by Gill Frances and Nina Job. Contact the NCB for more details

Introducing the topic of death

Coping with the death of a pupil

A prayer by Cardinal Newman

Answering children's questions about death

Topics for discussion

Death in J K Rowling's Harry Potter books

Some portrayals of death in poetry

Words about loss by the great Quaker, William Penn

Facing death A translation of words by Socrates set to music.

Memorial seats in a woodland setting

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