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


Mega Thanks

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.

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