Two powerful creative forces erupted when Year 5 children, in Mrs Savage’s English set, brought their homework in to School. Challenged to present their homework in an innovative way, the children excelled themselves and the variety of presentations was impressive. In newspaper articles, comparisons, timelines, posters and models the creative influence merged with the literary as the children researched the atomic bombs which were dropped in 1945, on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The research linked to the novel they are reading, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, and related directly to one of the character’s life changing experiences. This has been a powerful topic that both horrified and amazed the children. It has led to an eruption of opinions and thought-provoking discussion, ending in the mushrooming of real reflection and empathy.