19-25 JUNE 2017

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 –
8. www.unhcr.org.uk/info/resources/teachtools.html

(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-
13: 978-1847800022
(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:
a. http://refugeeweek.org.uk/resources/education-resources/classroom-resources/
b. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/education/2015/10/8-educational-resourcesto-better-understand-the-refugee-crisis/
c. https://www.intofilm.org/resources/74?gclid=CKqHude94tMCFei87QoddS0Gnw
d. http://www.redcross.org.uk/en/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Lessonplans/Refugees-primary
e. https://www.actionaid.org.uk/school-resources/resource/ks1-and-ks2-refugeecrisis-resources
f. http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/

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