Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.
Year 4 have made reflections on what it might feel like to be a refugee, and if they were to leave their homes, what they would want to take with them.
‘I would take my family and cat, phone so I can keep in touch with everyone. I would also take wigs and other clothes to disguise myself. We could take a boat or plane. Australia might accept us because my dad has an Australian passport.’ (Griff, Blue Class)
‘If I was a Refugee, i’d be upset because I’d have to leave my house. I would bring my family because I’d miss them,food and water so i don’t get hungry or thirsty,medicine incase we get sick and a phone so i can call my friends and other family that didn’t come with me.’ (Lexi, Blue Class)
As well as reflecting on what they might bring, the children also thought about how they could welcome refugees to our country and what they might need to help them feel at home. Here are some ideas the children came up with;
(Colin, Blue Class) (Maya, Blue Class) (Shello, Sapphire Class)