Pupils and staff from Lakeside School were delighted to learn that they have been achieved the School of Sanctuary Accreditation.
Schools of Sanctuary is a growing network with more than 350 primary and secondary schools all committed to supporting the thousands of young people seeking sanctuary in the UK, creating a culture of welcome, and raising awareness of the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.
Schools play a crucial role in helping young people to make sense of the world, to become responsible citizens, and to create positive change in their communities. As of June 2020, there were 26 million refugees in the world according to the UNHCR, approximately half of whom were children, with climate change increasingly driving the forced displacement of people.
Adam Griffiths, Pastoral Assistant of Lakeside School has been leading the project, ensuring that a range of activities, workshops and visits took place during 2019-2020 and most recently, he presented this to Gill Rowlands, EMTAS Manager, Liverpool School Improvement.
She wrote in an email:
Thank you so much for attending this afternoon’s accreditation session. We are delighted to award Lakeside School, ‘School of Sanctuary’ status. I am really excited to learn about your future plans and you have a solid foundation to build on!
What a great achievement! Well done everyone.