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Cambridgeshire Schools Of Sanctuary

We will be posting more links to resources – included recommended resources that we have reviewed or used recently. If you can recommend resources that you have found or developed we would love to hear from you.

We can also recommend speakers to lead an assembly or give a classroom talk or workshop. For example, we are also working with a project that combines drama, art and story-telling (Finding Home), an experienced storyteller who has worked with refugees in Calais and a CPD provider experienced in running Refugee and Asylum-seeker Awareness training for teachers.

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Here are some resources, dealing with asylum seekers and refugees, to consider for use in secondary schools.

The Balloon Game

There’s no place like home

Welcome to Britain

When I needed a neighbour…..

RSE lessons on asylum seekers: suggestions for lessons

In search of safety. Children and the refugee crisis in Europe

In search of safety. Teaching resource

Where in the world?

Word power. The 1951 refugee convention

A Very British Nativity (Youtube)  An alternative nativity, and the concept of Jesus being a refugee. This is still the Christian tale, but it encourages a bit more critical engagement over the nativity story, and links to the issue of refugees.

Fundraising ideas

Cambridgeshire Schools of Sanctuary has links to schools in the Calais camp, for example The School Bus Project and Jungle Books, which are both registered charities.

The School Bus Project has a converted double decker bus as a mobile school – and School Bus teachers also teach at other places in the camp.


Here is a PowerPoint presentation from The School Bus Project for use in schools – as an assembly or in class. It explains how the School Bus Project teaches a combination of language and life skills – such as cooking classes in English and French. The presentation shows how to make up Spice Bags to donate. There are also postcards for students to send a message with their bags.

The school bus project

The school bus project – postcards

Here is their Facebook page:

The school bus project Facebook page

From September 2016 parents, guardians and carers in England will be asked to state if their children are foreign nationals. Families can refuse to answer.

The UK Government has required childminders, nurseries, schools and colleges to collect country-of-birth and nationality data for children aged between 2 and 19.

This policy is unnecessary, divisive and puts vulnerable children at risk.

Families and schools can take action to protect children.

Resources for opting out of schools data collection on country of origin.

An appeal video made by the Key Stage 3 pupils at Charter International School, Bangkok, to raise awareness of the current refugee crisis and the work of the School Bus Project to provide education and hope to thousands of displaced people

School Bus Project Refugee Appeal Video 2016