We are a network of Schools of Sanctuary across Norfolk committed to being safe, welcoming and inclusive places for everyone, but especially for sanctuary seekers. We share resources and ideas to help your pupils make sense of the refugee crisis and to also empower them to take positive action to support refugees, asylum seekers and other groups of immigrants in our local communities.
We aim to:
- To build understanding of the experiences of displaced people
- To combat stereotypes about refugees and asylum seekers
- To engage with our communities’ history as places of sanctuary
- To support local refugee communities
Norfolk has an active and dedicated Schools of Sanctuary network. Following a brilliantly successful launch in 2017, at which the first seven schools in the county were officially recognised as such, we this year organised Norfolk Welcomes; this was a day of action on displacement that saw 61 Norfolk schools took part. This year we are looking to build upon that and provide more ideas, resources and opportunities for our schools to show that #NorfolkWelcomes refugees.
If your school is interested in joining us and becoming a School of Sanctuary, please come along to this meeting to find out more and to start the process.
Email Jake Rose-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance or for more information.
Download a flyer for this meeting here.