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F2 Community Day: February 2023

A guide to accompany the Community Days for F2 pupils

What are these lessons all about?

The purpose of these activities surrounding National Storytelling Week is to continue to think about the stories of those who leave their homes, and also to consider the stories of those who help them both on their journeys and when they reach a new country.


Enjoy being read to and finding out about the different refugee organisations.



Image from Pixabay:

Investigating ways to make a difference

Using these web resources and the investigative journal you have been given, make notes on the organisation you have been assigned:

  • who does this organisation help?
  • what do they do?
  • what 'needs' are they trying to fulfil?


Refugee Strong - - founded by Omar Mohamed, co-author of When stars are scattered which tells his story 

O's Refugee Aid Team - - founded by Onjali K Rauf, author of The boy at the back of the class

Red Cross – 

Ben & Jerry's -

UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency -

Coop Foundation -  

Care4Calais -

Leicester, City of Sanctuary -

Story extracts used for storytelling

These are the books we have read to you from during National Storytelling Week.  If you would like to read more, feel free to borrow them from the library:

  • Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
  • We are displaced: my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world by Malala Yousafzai
  • On the move: poems about migration by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake


You might also like to look at:

  • Forced to flee : refugee children drawing on their experiences published by the UNHCR - this is where the pictures used in tutorial were taken from
  • Far from home : refugees and migrants fleeing war, persecution and poverty by Cath Senker



Normal term-time Library opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 08:30-21:15
Sat: 08:00-16:00
Sun: 14:00-18:00