What has Michael Morpurgo got to do with British Values?

Photo: © Trish Anderson

On the same day we were interviewing Michael Morpurgo for ReadingZone Live and exploring his perspective on British Values, the Chilcot Enquiry was publishing its findings into the Iraq War.

Much of Michael’s writing explores issues involving the role of law, tolerance, compassion and understanding of others, so he offers a rich source of ideas which young readers can use to explore and develop their own value and belief systems.

Michael’s remarkable insight into the human condition and its strengths and weaknesses – not to mention conflict, war and peace – offers great stimulus for discussion within the classroom and beyond.