Reflections on Schools of Sanctuary in Bristol
In 2014, St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School was officially recognised as one of our Schools of Sanctuary. The…
Working to provide a safe space for children seeking sanctuary in Europe
Most mornings, if you are to walk down the main street of Chios town, you will see a large group…
For Refugee Week 2015, one Bristol school went the extra mile to teach their pupils about refugees. With the help…
Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary Resources
In the lead up to Refugee Week, The Guardian has published a resource page for teachers guiding them on the best ways to teach their pupils about sanctuary seekers. They have resources for all ages; encouraging teachers to explore the contribution refugees make to society and create empathy within the classroom, using role plays, films and writing exercises. They even link to City of Sanctuary’s very own Schools of Sanctuary.
Bristol Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary Successfully Launched!
What an uplifting evening at the City Academy in Bristol on 27th September for the launch of the Schools & Colleges of Sanctuary! A crowded auditorium saw a ceremony which included inspiring contributions from a range of speakers including the Guest of Honour, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, Mary Prior and representatives from local education, Bristol politicians and the refugee community. There was also music, poetry and film all helping to illustrate the rich diversity…