Especially for secondary schools

Maintaining the safety net

The safety net for people seeking asylum (SRSS) is under threat causing serious problems for many. Here you will find background and information presented in conversation with a woman seeking asylum. Several worksheets will help engage with and act on this issue. The letter is in Word so it can be adapted.

Taking action

One of the actions older students in particular can be involved in, is connecting with a Member of Parliament

When students are involved in taking any kind of action in support of people seeking asylum these resources may help with the processes of preparation and follow up

Books and poems

Here you will find titles and description of a number of relevant books
Here are a number of poems with background on the respective poets, as well as links to several videos of spoken poetry.

Why we show compassion – some realities

We are inspired too by realities of asylum seeking past and present
Key policy points names both things that should never happen, and a better way

Prayer and reflection

Here are classroom activities to help students reflect on where they stand and be ready to walk with people seeking asylumPrayers including litanies, prayers of the faithful and single prayers may be useful in these and other contexts.

Detention4Detention Flier

Print Instructions

The flier is double-sided so follow these instructions to print correctly:
  1. A4 paper, 2 pages per sheet
  2. Double-sided (flip on short-edge)

Go Back to Where You Came From [SBS]

An interactive resource which uses video clips, and is supported by activities and information.

My Life as a Refugee [UNHCR]

An interactive app available for download on Android or Apple which puts the user in the situation of a refugee who has to try and escape danger.