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Education Unlocks Support for Refugees

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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. 

Learners will: 

  • 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

Resource contents


Equality, Peace, Conflict and Justice, Social Justice

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14, KS4: ages 14-16


English / literacy, English: ESOL / EAL, Geography, Politics, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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