Hello everyone. I guess we are all distressed about what has been going on in some districts of some of our cities recently. It was serious enough when it seemed to be predominantly opportunistic looting with a lot of wanton destruction and some arson. But the murder in Birmingham of three Asian guys who were part of a group protecting shops - by a Black guy who deliberately drove into them - has added a new and terrible dimension. All our students, wherever we may teach, will have been shaken up by what is happening. Some will have been involved in some way. I think we need to be ready to discuss and reflect on all these events, with all our classes, at the start of next term. What do you all think? Should we prepare some material to enable some wise and insightful discussion and opportunity not just to recognise and connect with the way our students may be thinking and feeling but to help them to grieve, deal with the anger and fear that they may be experiencing both as individuals and as part of their communities...? If I am to devote some time to creating resources for this I need your advice and guidance. I'm going away next Wednesday and would like to get cracking on this straight away.