Norfolk Welcomes is an annual day of solidarity and learning in Norfolk schools that aims to build a culture or welcome and understanding for refugees and asylum seekers.
This year Norfolk Welcomes will be held on 12th June, the Friday before Refugee Week, and we will again be providing lesson plans, assembly materials, suggested activities, stickers and supporting materials to make it easy for participating schools to take part.
If you would like your school to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and in May you will be sent a toolkit including everything you need to take part.
Click here to learn more about Norfolk Welcomes 2019 and to see the teaching resources created. Last year, 66 schools representing 23,000+ pupils took part we hope that you will join us this year and help us to build welcoming communities for refugees and asylum seekers!
This year’s teaching and learning resources will take inspiration from a citizen research project that will explore an aspect of Norfolk’s history as a place of sanctuary. Coordinated by Anglia Ruskin University and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, our researchers will be uncovering stories of the ‘forgotten kindertransport’ – a group of 4000 Basque children who fled the Spanish Civil War in 1937 and who arrived in England as unaccompanied refugees.