We have started our journey to become a School of Sanctuary. This page is dedicated to documenting our journey and keeping our parents, parish and wider community up-to-date with our latest achievements. Read on to find out more about our journey...
A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking a place of sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a safe space. A School of Sanctuary is a place that promotes a welcoming culture and a place of safety to those seeing sanctuary, including asylum-seeking and refugee families. It is a school that builds empathy and awareness of such issues and encourages children, parents, staff and the wider community to welcome those seeking sanctuary.
A School of Sanctuary helps its school community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
We learnt about Martin Luther King and that in his famous ‘I have a dream...’ speech, he said that all people needed to work together and ‘WE CANNOT WALK ALONE’. The children in Year 4 went for a walk around the playground talking with children who they wouldn’t ordinarily talk to.
The children in Year 3 listened to the story 'The Journey'. They thought about how it would feel to leave everything behind and embark on a potentially dangerous journey in order to get to safety.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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