Would you like to research Norfolk’s history as a place of sanctuary?

As a School of Sanctuary we are taking a lead to promote children’s understanding of displacement not just in our school but across the county.

To this end, Norwich Schools of Sanctuary, Anglia Ruskin University, The Common Lot and Amnesty International are collaborating to organise a day of action in schools across Norfolk on Friday 20th April 2018.

Norfolk Welcomes will see schools across the county deliver assemblies and lessons to raise awareness of the experiences of displaced people (refugees and asylum seekers) and to connect pupils with Norfolk’s rich history as a place of sanctuary and refuge.
We plan to mark the day with a range of activities.

This work will be underpinned by historical research and a team of  citizen researchers is being built for this project. Led by Jeanette Baxter of Anglia Ruskin University, they will work alongside teachers to conduct new research, and to develop educational resources.

Please see the documents below or visit our website if you are interested in joining the research or education team!

Jake Brown
Norwich Schools of Sanctuary Lead

Citizen Research Opportunity Information

Project Overview

Teacher Opportunity Information

Supporting local refugee communities – volunteering opportunities in Norwich

As you may be aware, Norwich welcomed some refugees from Syria earlier this year. As part of the support offered, the council organised a creche for babies and pre-school children to enjoy whilst the adults attended English classes. I am fortunate enough to volunteer there and am appealing to those of you seeking the opportunity to play, laugh and contribute to the wellbeing of these amazing children. The creche is open from 10-2pm, Monday to Thursday and is managed by crèche manager Jacqui Ramm and a team of volunteers.

Volunteering fits in with your life so you choose your hours, for example I volunteer once a week for 4 hours during term time. You not only have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the children’s lives, but you have the joy of getting to know their families and the rest of the volunteering team.

Please do stop me in the playground if you would like to talk about it further or please complete an application form which will be sent to the People from Abroad Team.

Your help and support would be very much appreciated.

Maria Sweetman

School Crossing Patrol Required

We are again advertising for a School Crossing Patrol to see children safely across The Avenues outside Avenue Junior School.

We urgently need a caring, reliable and active person with a friendly disposition to be the school crossing patrol. We are also interested in anybody who wishes to job share.

If you are or know of anybody who is interested in the position of the School Crossing Patrol please ask them to visit Norfolk County Council’s vacancy website and complete an application form online. If you have problems accessing this site please contact the HR recruitment help line on 01603 222212.

Full training is given on site and each Patrol is provided with a uniform. The rate of pay is £7.78 per hour.

The hours of duty are:  8:15 – 9:00 and 15:00 – 15:30.

I must stress to parents that they need to ensure their children are safely escorted across The Avenues whilst we are trying to fill the vacancy.

If you can give any assistance in keeping this service going it would be greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully