‘Coming Home’ by Michael Morpurgo

“Coming home is a fantastically emotional and exciting short story by Michael Morpurgo. Peaceful and wintry, interesting and memorable, it’s the gentle story about a robin who is desperately battling to get back to ‘her’ (his lady robin). Bravely, the robin faces a very tough journey: he gets attacked by a hawk; crashed about by waves and constantly tries to keep his wings beating. When he eventually reaches home, both him and his lady robin peacefully share a bird cake. What a lovely story!” – Tiana

Does this story seem familiar? Perhaps you’ve noticed a recent Christmas advert that also features a simple robin undertaking a dangerous journey…

Not only has Waitrose teamed up with Michael Morpurgo to design, write and produce their Christmas advert. They’ve also created a whole series of activities for school children to take part in and have produced a video of Michael Morpurgo doing a dramatic reading of his short story. Have a watch of the video below and keep posted for other ‘Coming Home’ activities:





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