Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The week is from 17th June to the 24th June 2019, and takes place across the world around World Refugee Day on 20th June annually. Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate refugee contribution and encourages better understanding between communities.
Every year the organisation selects a theme, with this year being ‘You, Me, and those who came before’. More information about their work and how you can get involved can be found here: www.refugeeweek.org.uk
This years theme resonates with the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, with almost 10,000 child refugees coming to the UK before World War Two and becoming a key part of British culture.
To explore the Kindertransport and the relevance to Refugee Week we have created a range of resources that can be used by schools and community groups during the week or as part of a wider topic of local history and migration.
The resources range from light touch activities around the Refugee Week 20 Simple Acts , to more in depth tasks using original sources and real life stories. The resource pack can be downloaded below, and we encourage educators and those using any of the pack to contact us with any feedback or questions.