19-25 JUNE 2017
DIFFERENT PASTS, SHARED FUTURE
Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
Here, Kick Start have compiled a ‘Super 8’ list of ideas and suggestions complete with links ranging from an Online Game to learning about famous refugee Role Models…
1. Watch a video: Educational Videos
(a) Ruth’s story: One child refugee’s journey from Eritrea to England “Ruth was 14 when
she left her home country of Eritrea in east Africa.” 4-minute animation from BBC
Newsround/Fettle Animation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36714334
(b) Carly A seven-minute animated film, with teacher notes, tackling themes such as
cultural differences and exile in a child-friendly way. Designed for children aged 5 –
(c) Short films about refugees recommended by human rights educators Seven films on
the reality of life as a refugee recommended by Amnesty Internationals human rights
education network. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/education/2016/03/sevenfree-short-films-about-refugees-recommended-by-human-rights-educators/
2. Deliver an assembly: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/refugee-assemblyresource-6020146
– includes a power point and presentation notes.
3. Teach a lesson in class: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/children-in-conflictsyria-6357020
– includes teacher’s notes, a power point presentation, two activity
worksheets and a poster.
4. Play an online game: Against All Odds is an educational online game that shows what
it’s like to flee a country. As they play, gamers plunge into the world of a virtual
character where they have to build a new life in a different country after they escape
conflict. The game is built on facts and short films, and comes with a teacher’s guide that
includes exercises and discussion topics. It is available in 12 languages.
5. Learn about famous refugee role models: http://refugeeweek.org.uk/resources/factsfigures-and-contributions/famous-refugees/
6. Sign up to become a school of sanctuary: https://leeds.cityofsanctuary.org/schools-ofsan
7. Read a book to your class:
(a) Azzi in between by Sarah Garland ISBN-13: 978-1847806512
(b) The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman ISBN-13: 978-0711219915
(c) The Silence Seeker by Ben Morley ISBN-13: 978-1848530034
(d) Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams ISBN-13: 978-0802852960
(e) Christophe’s Story by Nicki Cornwell ISBN-13: 978-1847802507
(f) Armel’s Revenge by Nicki Cornwell ISBN-13:978-1847802248
(g) Give Me Shelter: Stories About Children Who Seek Asylum by Tony Bradman ISBN-
(h) Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah ISBN-13: 978-0747550860
(i) Hamzat’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson ISBN-13: 978-1847800305
(j) Mohammed’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson ISBN-13: 978-
(k) Gervelie’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson ISBN-13: 978-1847800046
(l) Meltem’s Journey: A Refugee Diary by Anthony Robinson ISBN-13: 978-1847800312
8. Look at these other useful website links:
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