Kingsbury High Celebrates Refugee Week

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To celebrate Refugee Week, Kingsbury High School held assemblies where students were encouraged to think about the reasons why people have to leave their homes.

Opening the assemblies, Year 9 student, Yusaf Jawad shared an impassioned speech he had written on the subject.

Poems and words of kindness, written by students, welcoming refugees to the school were displayed in the lower school foyer. This initiative was inspired by Refugee Week’s Simple Acts campaign which believes if everyone does one small, simple action, it could change the way refugees are perceived in the UK.

A selection of refugee related books were on display and available to borrow from the school libraries throughout the year.

EAL Learning Support Assistant, Anne Hantouli, said “It is hoped that the week will encourage all of us, throughout the year, to remember those who seek sanctuary and to build a community whereby refugees live in safety and continue to make a valuable contribution.”

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