York Schools of Sanctuary - resources
Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell
Actor (formerly Eastenders) and presenter Ross Kemp made this documentary about human trafficking in Libya in 2017. He talks about it on Good Morning Britain and it is reviewed in The Guardian. NOTE that the documentary talks about the ‘migrant crisis’ so this would need careful unpicking re the phrases ‘migrant’ and ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’ (many of whom would have taken the same journey).
Ongoing Journeys is an interactive multi-media platform through which displaced people who are attempting to rebuild their lives in the UK tell their own stories. It has been designed to be equally at home when incorporated into secondary schools or colleges as an educational platform, or as a gallery/museum installation piece presented either independently or alongside the touring photographic exhibition.
Through this platform, end-users are able to step into the lives of displaced people through photography and video, and ask questions which will be answered by the project participants themselves through interactive audio.
Born through collaborations between socially-engaged photographic artist Rich Wiles and various displaced people in the UK, and in association with project partners Counterpoints Arts, Ongoing Journeys is rooted in the understanding that more must be done to help people understand the stories and lives of displaced people in today’s world, and that no-one is better positioned to present these experiences than the people who live them.
Activities (ready-made resources)
- Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 Jan - https://www.hmd.org.uk/
- Refugee Week - 20 June - http://refugeeweek.org.uk/
- Human Rights Day - 10 December - http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
- Video game - http://www.playagainstallodds.ca/
- Schools of Sanctuary resource pack: https://schools.cityofsanctuary.org/resources/
- Ideas for activities - https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/may/25/how-to-teach-refugees
- Quiz - https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/schools-of-sanctuary
- Creative lesson activities - http://www.tracesproject.org/learning-activities/
- Reading International Solidarity Centre - global education resources - http://w3.risc.org.uk/education/resources
- EAL - https://cityofsanctuary.org/by-theme/esol/
- Syria: A Children’s Crisis (OXFAM) - https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/syria
- The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has a number of reports about asylum and refugees. For example, ‘Working with refugee children’ (under 8): https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/working-refugee-children. Use the search function to find more.
- ‘The Education of Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Children’, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge (2005),
This is a report into LEA and school values, policies and practices.
- ‘Supporting asylum seeker and refugee children’, an intervention study by the CfBT Education Trust (2005-06). https://www.nfer.ac.uk/publications/ARC01/ARC01.pdf
- National Association for Language Development in the Classroom (NALDIC) - Supporting EAL refugee children:
Matthew Crampton draws a parallel between British economic migrants in the C18 and C19 centuries and economic migrants crossing the Mediterranean today. There’s a focus on ordinary people’s stories and folk songs.
- Humanity House - a museum in The Hague, Holland
- Refugee Week
- The Linking Network - linking schools and communities
- Welcome to the UK - Refugee Council
- Human Cargo by Caroline Moorehead (2005)
- Refugees by Brian Bilston - really worth reading!
- An Invisible Man - theatre and media arts company that makes work that makes a difference. See below: