National Refugee Week
As you may be aware, this week is National Refugee Week. For the past few weeks we have been exploring issues surrounding refugees and migration in our work. We were lucky enough to have Lacey’s mum come in and talk to us about her volunteer work with refugees, which we all found both informative and insightful. In English, we have been studying the book ‘The Island’ by Armin Greder and have used it to as our inspiration to create some really super dialogue. We have also created some blackout poetry using stories of refugees as our starting point. Blackout poetry is created by taking a text and then using a black marker to black out some words until a new poem is formed. We had to choose which words to keep very carefully to ensure that our new poems not only made sense, but also told their own story.
We are also very proud of our artwork on this topic. As part of Nationl Refugee Week, the organisation Wellingborough Welcomes Refugees has set up an art compition. The hope was that creating art focusing on refugees, exile and migration would encourage participats to reflect on the issues and question how we can best take action. With the help of Mrs Costello, we have managed to produce some really fantastic work. We are very proud of what we have created and the competition has also encoraged us to think about the subject in a new way.