Year 6 had a brilliant day working with the Red Cross! They practiced how to help people in an emergency, focusing on the recovery position, chest compressions and defibrillation.
They then had an opportunity to learn about refugees. They learnt the importance of not stereotyping as it can be offensive and untrue. They learnt the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker and that if a person has entered the country as either of these statuses, they have not done so illegally.
As a Rights Respecting School, we follow article 22 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the child – you have the right to special protection and help if you are a refugee, as well as having all the rights in the convention. It is important for our children to understand exactly what this means.