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Christian Aid Week 2017
Theme: refugees
Country: Greece

For the past few years, news headlines have been dominated by stories of conflict and the people who are fleeing from fighting and seeking refuge.

There has also been lots of debate about what the political response should be to the refugee crisis in Europe and beyond. Christian Aid believes that all people, including refugees, should be safe and looked-after.

This Christian Aid Week (14-20 May), we’ve produced resources to help your pupils understand more about choices and challenges facing people making difficult journeys in search of a safe place and to empathise with the situation currently facing many refugees:

Safe Place Assembly

Our school assembly challenges pupils to think about what it might mean to leave home is search of a safe place.  

Safe Place Assembly PowerPoint

The slide presentation accompanies the Safe Place assembly.  

Safe Place Ludo Board

The Safe Place Ludo Game explores the difficult journeys made by people fleeing conflict, (please note: this should be printed A3 size).  

Safe Place Ludo Game instructions

The rules for Safe Place Ludo are a little different; the instructions include information about introducing the topic and debriefing after the game.

Cards for the Safe Place Ludo Game

If you wish to play the game, you will need the accompanying chance cards, situation cards and luggage lists, (please note: these should be printed double-sided).  

Teaching and fundraising ideas (including case study)

There are lots of ideas to explore this topic further, and to help your school respond to the refugee crisis by raising money and awareness. 

You can download all the items above from the resources toolbox on the right hand side of this page.

If you would like a print copy of this resource, including a special poster, please email, quoting order ref: F8036E.

We have several downloadable films about our work with refugees, including:

Theodor: The refugee who never forgot

Lebanon: Educating refugee kids

Age: 7-11 / 11-14
Subject areas: Citizenship, Geography, R.E.