Think about what it must be like to have to leave your home and friends in times of conflict and move to a new country. Do you know someone who has had to leave their homeland either in the past or present?  

Watch the short film Let’s Stand as One from Oxfam Education. How can we welcome and help people to settle into our schools and communities?

Simple Acts are everyday actions suggested by the organisers of Refugee Week that we can all do to at home to stand with refugees and make new connections in our communities and imagine a better world for everyone. 

What could you do? 

Share your suggestions using the hashtag #ConnectingClassrooms and we'll retweet the best ones.

To find out more about this subject, check out our classroom resources and a book list from Booktrust: 

Queens of Syria resource pack

Syria: Third Space resource

Living Together

Books about refugees and asylum seekers