The Copper Tree

External Resources

Some organisations who may be able to help.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

The Copper Tree story makes reference to the popular “All Things Bright And Beautiful” and during a few minutes of reflection, after they learn of their teacher’s death, the children are comforted by a piano arrangement of the tune.  We are grateful to Rick Wakeman  who has so kindly given us permission to include this beautiful arrangement on our website.  It comes from his CD/DVD  Amazing Grace and you can buy it from iTunes.

Rick Wakeman

Child Bereavement Charity

The Child Bereavement Charity (CBC) is the UK’s leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Currently the charity trains around 5,000 professionals each year across health care, social care, education, the emergency services and the voluntary sector. It also provides a national support and information service, award-winning resources, an interactive website with an online forum for bereaved families, and Buckinghamshire-based family bereavement support.

We think it is excellent for pre-schools and infant schools and the only book we know of that addresses the death of a teacher.

Website: Child Bereavement Charity

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The Childhood Bereavement Network

According to the Childhood Bereavement Network, all schools will be affected by bereavement at some point. A survey of primary schools in Hull found that over 70% had a child on roll who had been bereaved of someone important to them in the last two years.

Website: The Childhood Bereavement Network

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, offering practical support and services to families and professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. Over 500 children a year receive in-depth help from the charity, whilst their dedicated helpline supports around 3,500 families and professionals, benefiting an estimated 7000 children.

Website: Winston’s Wish

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