Thinking about marking Refugee week at your school again, or for the first time? We’re delighted to share these resource, events and plans so far.

We’ll be sharing further resources and events for children and young people as Refugee Week approaches – keep an eye on the ‘Children & Young People’ section of our website, and sign up to our newsletter for updates.

Preparing for Refugee Week

School as a Place of Healing: Safeguarding the Wellbeing of Students Seeking Sanctuary
12 May, 4pm – 5.30pm
An online event for school staff, held by Schools of Sanctuary ahead of Refugee Week 2022. Join us to hear practical suggestions and strategies for how schools staff can better support the psycho-emotional needs of students from sanctuary seeking backgrounds, and how ensure that school is a place of healing. Register

Simple Acts
Simple Acts are everyday actions we can all do to stand with refugees and make new connections in our communities. Take part in your school by watching a film, reading a book, sharing a dish, sending a message of kindness and more. Find out more

A Day of Welcome

A Day of Welcome
Friday 17 June 2022

Take part in a day of solidarity and learning in schools that aims to build a culture of welcome and understanding for refugees and asylum seekers. A Day of Welcome is designed to support schools and families in marking Refugee Week (20-26 June) and to send a clear message that for those in need of sanctuary, our communities are welcoming places. Schools everywhere are invited to take part in this initiative, led by Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary. Visit the Day of Welcome website for more information and to sign up for resources and suggested activities (available at the start of May).

Webcast: Michael Rosen (years 5 and 6)
Friday 17 June 2022, 10-11am, free

Much-loved children’s author and poet Michael Rosen shares his personal connections with and reflections upon the topics of migration and displacement, performing some of some of the poems from his collection On the Move and responding to children’s questions. By Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary and Anglia Ruskin University, VNET Education CIC and Young Norfolk Arts Trust. Register.

Webcast: Miriam Halahmy webcast (years 3 and 4)
Friday 17 June 2022, 2-3pm, free

Author of The Emergency Zoo, Miriam Halahmy, will be leading a poetry workshop and talking about her new book Saving Hanno, a tale of friendship inspired by the Kindertransport (the operation to evacuate Jewish children from Nazi-controlled areas during WWII). By Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary and Anglia Ruskin University, VNET Education CIC and Young Norfolk Arts Trust. Register

Both webcasts will be supplemented by activities and teaching resources for teachers and pupils at primary and secondary level.