About the Project
Aims, What the project involved, Mega thanks to Onjali and all those involved
The aims of the project include:
Enhancing awareness of refugees
Developing empathy and understanding around the experience of being a refugee
Facilitating awareness of how opinions can be shaped by those around us, and by the media
Knowing how to stand up to intolerance and challenge prejudice
Supporting community inclusion
Enabling students to communicate learned awareness, how to enable others to feel included, as well as stand up to intolerance and prejudice.
What the Project Involved
Talking to individuals and groups who have experience of being a refugee
Designing and developing teaching resources aimed at primary, key stage two students
Recruiting and working with five East London Primary schools namely:
Cranbrook and Downshall primary schools in Redbridge, Selwyn Primary school in Newham, St Joseph's RC Primary and William Bellamy Primary Schools in Barking and Dagenham
Rearranging original plans owing to Covid-19 and Lockdown
Delivering workshops to participating schools on using the resources
Supplying signed, class sets of "The Boy at the Back of the Class" books to each participating school
Schools delivering the five sessions, based on the book and enabling the children to produce posters to raise peer awareness on refugees, standing up to intolerance and facilitating inclusion.
Participating schools sharing learned outcomes and submitting students's amazing art posters for a competition
Onjali Q Rauf assessing poster entries, and winners announced.
Evaluation sessions with participants
Learning shared with funders and participants.
Students great posters exhibited on website and teaching resources made available online
A huge thank you to :
Onjali Q. Rauf (and your team), for your inspiring book, joyful support and competition, assessor skills
Cranbrook Primary, Downshall Primary, Selwyn Primary,St Joseph's Primary and William Bellamy Primary for your enthusiasm, hard work and amazing staff and students
Nikki Barlow for your wonderful learning materials development
Newham Bookshop for helping us to supply the books.
SubCo Trust Ltd and your members for your shared experiences, support and wisdom
Shelina Khatun, Prevent, Barking and Dagenham for your enthusiasm, and support
GLA, The Mayor's Shared Endeavor Fund for financing the project
Groundwork for your understanding and support around having to adapt the project, because of covid
Fellow award winner organisations for your support and passion.