In October 2021 we looked at the reasons why people leave their homes to seek a better, safer life elsewhere, and the difficult and often dangerous journeys they make. Today, we will be thinking about what we can do to make a positive difference to the lives of others, both around the world and in our own communities.
As part of today's activities, we have the pleasure of welcoming author A M Dassu to speak about her novel Boy, Everywhere and her reasons for writing this important story.
Using these web resources and the investigative journal you have been given, make notes on:
Refugee Strong - www.refugeestrong.org - founded by Omar Mohamed, co-author of When stars are scattered which tells his story
O's Refugee Aid Team - www.osrefugeeaidteam.org - founded by Onjali K Rauf, author of The boy at the back of the class
UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency - https://www.unhcr.org/uk/
Refugee Action - https://www.refugee-action.org.uk/ - especially the 'What we do' section at top and 'How you can help refugees' at the bottom
Care4Calais - https://care4calais.org/
Leicester, City of Sanctuary - https://leicester.cityofsanctuary.org/
Remember to complete a different page in your Investigative journal for each organisation.
If you manage to research four organisations quickly, and you have earphones, you might also like to listen to this interview with A M Dassu:
If you want to know more about immigration into different parts of the UK, have a look at this article from BBC News:
If you are unsure about the benefits of immigration to the UK, these slides should help:
There are two aims for this session:
This is the Word Cloud document that we will be using in p1.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to invite pupils who are learning remotely to the author visit but we will try to record the session and send a link afterwards. Please spend this time enjoying a good book.
Periods 3 and 4
This is the Investigative Journal we will be using during p3 and 4. You should try to visit 4 of the websites to the left and make notes on the information you find (the red column) and what ideas you have based on what you have read (the blue column).
Periods 5 and 6
Below are the 'What can we do?' and Action Plan sheets that will be done in groupwork during the afternoon session. There is also a copy of the card to be filled in individually at the end of the day to say what you will do to make the communities you belong to more welcoming and caring.