Editorial mock-up of an article by Kate Connolly in The Guardian about Ukrainian students starting a new school year in Germany. In the foreground I have alluded to a teacher's white board displaying the German word for welcome, 'Willkommen', as students look on. Surrounding this, in the background, is an abstract blend of textures. colours etc. signifying the lurking ambiguity if what Russia's destructive invasion means for these students home and future.