Merdon Junior School has been recognised as a School of Sanctuary by the charity - City of Sanctuary. This awarded was given for the work the school has done in raising awareness of the plight of refugees.
Year 6 completed a 6 week unit of work looking in detail at use crisis in Syria, understanding what a refugee is, why they are driven to leaving their countries, what happens to them on their journeys and where they settle eventually. It is hoped that this knowledge will help our children to be understanding and tolerant towards any refugee they might meet.
We also held an RE week in order to develop children’s understanding of other cultures and faiths. Teachers planned a week of cross curricular work in which RE was taught through all subjects in creative ways. Each class visited the place of worship for their faith and learnt a dance from the faith or culture.