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  • Hands UP Foundation- This charity that carries out awareness-raising events in the UK and also runs projects in Syria. It could be a charity that schools raised funds for. There is a good PowerPoint explaining the civil war for primary and secondary under school assembly plans. 

  • UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools 20 Assemblies- For primary schools, assemblies 2 and 3 are about migration and number 16 is for World Refugee Day. See also 21 Assemblies, also for primary schools.

  • Assemblies For All- Provided by the charity Humanists UK

  • Assemblies.org.uk- An assembly about hard journeys and the importance of welcome. Search their database for other assemblies. Provided by SPCK, a Christian publisher

  • Refugee Week Resources- There are a number of lessons, activities and assemblies here that can be used for Refugee Week or adapted for use any time of the year.

  • RISC- have assemblies entitled: What/Who is a refugee? and Myth Busting. Reading International Solidarity Centre

  • Christian Aid- ready-to-use assembly, Far from Home

  • Hands UP Foundation- This charity that carries out awareness-raising events in the UK and also runs projects in Syria. It could be a charity that schools raised funds for. There is a good PowerPoint explaining the civil war for primary and secondary under school assembly plans.

  • Assemblies For All- Provided by the charity Humanists UK

  • Refugee Week Resources- There are a number of lessons, activities and assemblies here that can be used for Refugee Week or adapted for use any time of the year.

  • Assemblies.org.uk- A searchable collection of assemblies. Provided by SPCK, a Christian publisher

  • RISC- have assemblies entitled: Myth Busting and Awareness & Action. Reading International Solidarity Centre 

Inviting a Speaker

  • Inviting a refugee speaker into your school can be a very powerful way to learn about refugee issues. You can contact your local City of Sanctuary group to ask whether they could help you arrange this. Please bear in mind that many people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds may wish to look forwards and not talk about their past experiences. There are many online resources which feature people talking about their experience of seeking sanctuary. Please find some of them on our resources page here.

  • Our page on Awareness raisingfor groups has some guidance about supporting refugee speakers and some resources to help prepare a talk.

  • My Bright Kite School Programmes 

  • Let Us Learn- Let us Learn is a group of young migrants, who are proud to call the UK home. It is our ambition that all migrants should have the chance to contribute fully to British society. We aim to inspire other young people to take a lead in their schools and communities, and can offer practical support and training.

  • Welcoming a Refugee Visitor-  a resource from the Employability Forum and London Councils 2011