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(c) Marcia Chandra

(c) Marcia Chandra

We’re inviting children and young people across the UK (and the world!) to join us for Refugee Week 2020, which is taking place as a virtual festival from 15th June. Refugee Week is an opportunity to learn about, stand with and celebrate the contributions of refugees, and thousands of young people take part across the country every year.

The theme of Refugee Week 2020 is Imagine, and we know that young people will lead the way in sharing the future they want to see.

Young people can celebrate Refugee Week in all kinds of ways! Our Children & Young People’s Activity Pack is full of creative activities, films and learning resources for either school or home learning, suitable for ages 5 right through to 18.

Activities include…

  • Sharing the future you imagine, exploring an online exhibition or learning a song in another language as part of our Simple Acts campaign
  • Watching and discussing a short film
  • Sending a message of welcome to a newly-arrived family
  • Making a doll’s house for an international virtual exhibition
  • Virtually meeting (through a school or youth group) someone with personal experience of displacement
  • Learning about refugee experiences through poetry, creative writing, comics and films through learning resources for Key Stages
    1 – 5

There will also be a range of virtual events for children and families taking place throughout Refugee Week – see our What’s On: Children & Young People blog post for a selection, and the events page to explore the full programme.

However you celebrate Refugee Week, let us know by sharing on social media using #RefugeeWeek2020 and filling out our online feedback survey.

We look hearing how you took part!