I had a wonderful experience with a class of reception children that I taught. One of them had lost her father recently (he took his own life) and was grieving terribly. I began doing some weekly ‘counselling’ with her. Gradually as the year went on and she began to open up, she wanted to ‘take’ the thing we had been talking about back to the class and share it with them. The result was an outpouring of interest, support and love from the rest of the class. We began a new journey together, and it transformed the little girls experience of her grief. It was the single most rewarding thing I have been through in my teaching career. It taught me that very young children are fascinated about death, and just need a comfortable adult who is willing to talk about it and support and facilitate the discussion, rather than shut it down. Thank you for such a wonderful, thought provoking talk – I loved it.