Refugee Week – UN petition to show solidarity with refugees

We are celebrating Refugee Week at school this week. Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. One of the things we are doing for Refugee Week is encouraging people to sign this United Nations petition that urges global decision makers to act with solidarity and shared responsibility on the global refugee crisis.  The petition asks decision makers to:

  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to support their families.

If you are in agreement, we urge you to sign the petition to show solidarity with sanctuary seekers around the world.

www.unhcr.org/withrefugees/petition/

Norwich Schools of Sanctuary Showcase

6.30-8pm on Tuesday 19th June

The Octagon Chapel, Norwich. NR3 1BN

As a School of Sanctuary we are committed to supporting refugees locally and globally. To this end Mr Brown has organised a performance evening to mark Refugee Week and to raise funds for organisations who support sanctuary seekers.

The Norwich Schools of Sanctuary Showcase is part of the official programme of events for Norwich’s Refugee Week celebrations. It will be a performance evening to celebrate this year’s Refugee Week theme – the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and will include original pieces of music, poetry, art and drama created by children of Norwich, inspired by local refugee histories, alongside music and drama by Norwich International Youth Project. Pupils from Avenue Junior School, Lakenham Junior School will be performing at the event. Preceding the event there will be a free exhibition 4.30-6.30 at Martineau Hall which neighbours The Octagon Chapel.

Please come along and support the children and the event! It’s an amazing venue and a good cause to support. Tickets will be available on the door or you can buy them in advance. Tickets have a suggested price of £5 for an adult and £2.50 for children, or whatever you can afford. It would be lovely for the children to have as many people in the audience as possible. The event is a fundraiser and all money raised will be split between local and international organisations that support refugee communities: The Friend Ship, Help Refugees, Norwich International Youth Project and New Routes.

Raffle tickets for this event cost £1 each and are available to purchase from the office. Some lovely prizes have been donated by Cinema City, North Bar, Norwich Museum Services, Norwich Wine School, Open, Norwich Playhouse, Norwich Arts Centre and many more.

Please contact Mr Brown with any questions or queries.