The following resources are from the British Red Cross. We had one of their presenters come to deliver the sessions.

This teaching resource is designed to help young people gain a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of the refugee crisis. Activities build learners’ empathy for the real people affected by the crisis and encourage young people to consider the difference a welcome could make to someone seeking asylum and refuge.

Helpful definition to build understanding of key words around refugee crisis.

Learning objectivespresenter from RedCross

Through the activities within this resource young people will be able to:

  • Understand what might cause someone to flee their country and seek refuge elsewhere.
  • Empathise with the experiences of refugees (exploring emotions, feelings and the practical impact of having to leave home, country and family).
  • Explore the contributions of refugees to art and culture as well as their wider contributions to society.
  • Consider the impact of individual experience on art and how this can contribute to a shared humanity.