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Teacher Packs

  • Lessons of Hope- Classroom resource pack available to purchase (income used to support refugees in Yorkshire). My Bright Kite

  • Platforma- Get inspired by examples of art projects

  • 36,000 Humans- Activity ideas from a campaign group. Action for Refugees

  •  Visit City of Sanctuary Arts pages for links to artists and art works around refugees 

  • Traces Project- The first digital timeline to tell the untold history of arts and cultural contributions by people who have sought safety in the UK. CounterPoint Arts, supported by UNHCR.

  • Two Billion Miles– Interactive video, sharing stories of refugee and migrant journeys with teaching resources. Channel 4 News

  • Contact your local Development Education Centre for resources, workshops and training on a range of topics including climate change, fair trade and human rights

  • NaTaKallam(‘we speak’) is an award-winning, woman-founded social enterprise delivering cultural exchange services by vetted and highly-skilled refugees and displaced persons worldwide. For more information contact: [email protected]

  • Schools of Sanctuary- resources. With partner, OXFAM

  • Football Welcomes- Refugee rights and the contribution of people from refugee backgrounds to the UK. Age 7-14, Amnesty International

  • A Time to Flee- explores a family wrestling with this question, Amnesty International

  • Article discussing ways to tackle the refugee crisis. British Council

Three School Lesson plans from Manchester with PowerPoint resources – thanks to David Few:


  • Country research BBC

  • OCR’s Geography GCSE about geographical themes covers various aspects of migration


English & Drama

  • School of Sanctuary Resources: A selection of free resources on TES website   including 4 lessons, board games, role plays, documentaries, collated from City of Sanctuary, Amnesty International, Oxfam and online reports.
  • Afghanistan by Choice is a set of activities analysing the film-making process. Pullitzer Center

  • Blue Moment is a 45-minute play available to stream devised with the Refugee Therapy Centre in London, in consultation with Refugee Action in York and Solace in Leeds. Suitable for a discussion of issues raised in the film, including safeguarding, rape, homelessness, race relations, and mental health. Age 15+

A full list of books can be found here

  • Alpha- Teacher’s notes on this graphic novel. Amnesty International (14+)

  • Resource pack about the play of the book, West Yorkshire Playhouse

  • Have a look at this list of books and novels on refugee and asylum seeker issues (from Refugee Council Australia). Scroll down for children’s books.

All ages mentioned are suggestions. Judgement on age suitability is of course best left to teachers and schools.