Secondary resources

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!


Download our Secondary Assembly n.b. You will need Vimeo accessible to be able to play the video in the final slide

Fundraising page

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.

Short activities

Ideal for tutor times, these short activities (10-30 minutes), based on Amnesty International resources, are great for starting 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 a few days in the run up to Norfolk Welcomes . To view and download the resources click 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.


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

Two Billion Miles. Excellent resource from Channel 4 News. Follow in the footsteps of migrants and refugees as they face the hardships of months on the road. Choose your route and make tough decisions in this interactive video story, featuring real footage from extraordinary journeys made this year.

Refugee Republic is an interactive documentary that allows you to explore everyday life in Camp Domiz in Iraq. Scroll through hand-drawn maps, drawings, photographs, and short video impressions. You will discover that there is another world behind the images you see in the media. A world that is not all that much different from yours and mine.

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.