Secondary lessons & schemes of work

A range of shorter PSHE activities ideal for tutor time, and based upon Amnesty International activties, is available here.

PSHE/DRAMA Time to flee  – 60-90 minutes

Pupils will look at a case study of displacement and  use role play to explore and build empathy with refugee experience.  Based upon an Amnesty International activity. Resources

HISTORY/PSHE What is a Stranger?  – 60-90 minutes

Pupils will explore the contested definition of the word ‘Stranger’, looking at when it was first used in Norwich, and contrasting it with persons that could be considered ‘strangers’ today. Resources

HISTORY/PSHE Norwich Welcomes: Strangers & friends – 2X 60 minutes

Pupils will consider two different waves of refugee migration to Norwich –  the Strangers in the 16th century and Syrians today. They will explore the reasons they fled their homes an resettled in Norwich and the ‘welcome’ they both received. Lesson 1 resources, Lesson 2 resources

ART Schools of Sanctuary textile wall hanging– several lessons

Children will work collaboratively to create a textile wall hanging that embodies the School of Sanctuary values of welcome, safety and inclusion. Resources

ART Postcards of welcome for children who are refugees – 90 minutes

Children will create postcards with messages of welcome and friendship  which will be sent to refugee children in the UK and in Gaza as part of the Postcards for Peace project. Resources

N.B. A voluntary donation of £1 per child is asked in order to facilitate the sending of the cards. See here for more information on Postcards for Peace


Special thanks to Miriam Sharif, Nuria Simmons and our friends at The Friend Ship (Emma & Jack) for the design and production of these resources.

All of these lessons and activities were designed in response to the work of the Norfolk Welcomes citizen researchers. See here for more information about the research project led by Anglia Ruskin University and how it shaped Norfolk Welcomes.