It is up to you how you mark Norfolk Welcomes. You may just hold an assembly, have a one-off lesson or decide to raise some money . Alternatively you may decide to have a whole-day off curriculum or commit to a longer piece of learning.
Whatever you decide you should find all you need to celebrate the day below!
Norfolk Welcomes assembly
Download resources for a Key Stage 2 Assembly KS2 assembly PowerPointn, assembly notes for teacher and NW19 assembly video N.B. Open the video, right click on it and select save as to download it to your computer
We are encouraging participating schools to hold a non-uniform day in order to raise funds for local refugee and asylum seeking communities. Find out more by clicking here.
Lessons or schemes of work
Norfolk Welcomes is underpinned by historical research exploring Norfolk as a place of sanctuary. We have produced a range of lessons inspired by this research. Click here to view and download these resources.
Based on Amnesty International resources, these short activities (10-30 minutes) are ideal for starting the conversations with your pupils about what it means to be a sanctuary seeker and building understanding of their experiences. Just choose one or do several over the following week to mark Refugee Week . To view and download the resources click here.
Books can be a powerful and interesting way of engaging children with refugee experience. We have a range of book suggestions and accompanying activities to facilitate that. Click here to find out more and download the resources.
Other recommended resources
BBC Seeking Refuge series Five animated stories giving a unique insight into the lives of young people who have sought refuge in the UK, told by the children themselves. These powerful and moving films explore themes such as separation and persecution – as well as adapting to a new life in Britain – in a way that is accessible for younger viewers.
Watch the award winning CBBC documentary, The Boy on the Bicycle, with your class. In it you will go on an unprecedented tour, guided by 16-year-old Syrian boy Ahmed, through one of the biggest refugee camps in the world, Zaatari in Jordan. This half an hour programme is suitable for all ages and is an excellent way to explore life in a refugee camp and introduce some background to the Syrian conflict. There is also a sequel that revisits Ahmed and his friends in the camp two years on to see how their lives have changed.