As a school, we are working towards becoming a ‘School of Sanctuary’. This means we are working to become a school that fosters a culture of welcome, inclusion and belonging for refugees and asylum seekers seeking safety.
Children were very disappointed to hear that cartoon murals at an asylum centre in Dover were removed. With this in mind, pupils from Years 3 and 4 created colourful drawings which have been sent to the facility to make it feel more welcoming to the unaccompanied child migrants. A number of drawings have also been sent directly to Immigration Minister, Robert Jenrick.
Today, several children have been interviewed by a journalist to explain their views and the article has published in numerous national newspapers and media outlets. Well done St Gerard’s!
“Jesus was a refugee. He had to flee to save his life.” – Pope Francis