Education is one of the keys to unlocking the potential of children everywhere. For refugee children, schools can provide a routine and sense of normality, make new friends and have hope for the future.
With strong links to English and literacy, these activities for ages 7-11 and 11-16 explore the impacts of being forced to flee home on the lives and education of young refugees.
- Discuss why people might move between or within countries
- Use stories from young Syrian refugees to build empathy and understanding
- Reflect on what they would miss the most if they weren’t able to go to school
- Consider the importance of education in helping young refugees to rebuild their lives
- Take action to make their school or classroom more welcoming for someone new
Equality, Peace, Conflict and Justice, Social Justice
KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16
English / literacy, English: ESOL / EAL, Geography, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED