Writing to your local MP about this issue is a great way to engage students in civic participation and to make an impact. We have put together a simple guide to assist you in this.
A letter to the editor is a letter sent to a publication about issues of concern from its readers. The letters usually respond or comment on an article that has been published recently, or speak to an issue that is current. Why not run a letter to the editor activity at your school with students. We have included major newspapers in the document, or you can contact your local newspaper.
This pack of videos will be sent to you once you register your school's involvement in the National Week of Solidarity. It includes:
- 2 x videos from families seeking asylum affected by Covid-19 to screen at a lunchtime event or assembly
- 2 x videos from teachers who have students seeking asylum who have been affected by Covid-19 to screen at a lunchtime event or assembly
- 2 x video from a Face2Face speaker sharing their experiences that the school can use for educational purposes (normally valued at $350)
We have a range of posters you can put up around your school, or use for photos during National Child Protection Week. You can access them here as JPEG files.
We have a range of posters you can put up around your school, or use for photos during National Child Protection Week. You can access them here as PDF files.
Check out these educational inforgraphics that outline some of the key facts and figures about the No Child Left Behind campaign. They are available in JPEG format.
We have compiled a range of activities, lesson plans and teacher's guides to help you teach your students about issues facing refugees and people seeking asylum.
At the above link you can find images, logos, and graphics you can use to promote the National Week of Solidarity at your schools.
The above document has a range of key messages, sample tweets and Facebook posts you can use in any social media you do.
This page includes several short videos about people of refugee background as well as feature length films. Some of these films are freely available, others need to be purchased.
There are some great podcasts out there focused on the experiences of refugees and people seeking asylum. We have included a range of podcasts you can share with students to raise awareness about these issues.
Talkback radio often sets the important issues of the day, and informs many people’s (including decision-makers) opinions. Getting on talkback radio is a great way to get your message heard. Why not encourage students to call about the issue, or alternatively call as a class?
This artwork was created by 13-year-old, Georgia Mundy who is a Year 8 student at Woodville High School in South Australia. You could run an art project among students responding to prompts like 'hope' 'safety' 'community' 'support' or 'seeking safety'.
Check out this page for the latest information about the situation for people seeking asylum and refugees in Covid-19.
If you are looking for more information about National Child Protection Week or generally about the refugee experience, these websites might help you find what you are looking for!