School of Sanctuary Award

 

 

          Schools of Sanctuary is a growing network of over 300 schools all committed to supporting the growing number  of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK,creating a culture of welcome and inclusion whilst raising awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.

As a school we are working towards achieving this award.

Pupils participated in Refugee Week in June 2021. We will be making this an annual event in order to maintain pupil awareness at an age appropriate level.

Class 4 raised money for a local charity called Oasis. This charity supports refugee and asylum seekers in Cardiff.

We held a charity walk in school to raise money and awareness of the situation in Ukraine. Pupils came to school dressed in blue and yellow and walked together in the school grounds. The money raised was donated to the Disasters Emergency Fund. The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas.

Members of the school council have recently had the opportunity to meet with someone living in the local area who is seeking asylum here in Wales. They were able to hear some of his first hand experiences and understand a little more about the life of someone seeking asylum  in Cardiff.