Secondary resources 2019

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 NW secondary assembly PowerPoint,  NW assembly video & assembly notes for teacher N.B. Open the video, right click on it and select save as to download it to your computer

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 following week to mark Refugee Week 2019 . 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.

Creative writing competition

Encourage your pupils to enter our creative writing competition and be part of The Friend Ship/Norwich Schools of Sanctuary Story Collection. Click here to find out more.

Other recommended resources

Exodus Follow English teacher Hassan, from Syria, as he leaves his war-torn country and attempts to travel to the UK. Using phone cameras, interviews and voiceover, the BBC documentary series shines a light on the untold story of the migrant crisis. A scheme of work across five lessons supporting the English Language assessment objectives for GCSE.

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.