Wolverhampton’s Schools of Sanctuary
are growing! Here are the ones whose commitment you can read about on their websites:
New additions please “Contact Us” and send us a link to your ‘School of Sanctuary’ webpage.
These are just a few of the many schools all over the country who are committing themselves to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety. Read more HERE .
We are grateful to Wolverhampton City Council and to Claire Sumner of the Citizenship, Language and Learning Team for their support. They will be pleased to give advice about how to become a School of Sanctuary. Claire hopes to have a further 15 schools accredited by the end of 2022.
Here are some news items from our Schools of Sanctuary archive:
We welcome St. Andrew’s Church of England Primary School to our growing number of Wolverhampton Schools of Sanctuary. Several members of W’ton CofS were delighted to take part in presenting the award and addressing the children, explaining how important it would be for the young children who currently attend our refugees’ drop-in centre to be able to go to schools where they could be sure of a warm welcome. We were particularly impressed to be introduced to some of the children who have been appointed as special interpreters for new arrivals, because they speak two or more languages themselves, and can make sure that nobody is left out. Click HERE for the school’s Press Release.
Congratulations also to Windsor Nursery School, which you can read about HERE .
Click HERE for an article in The Observer about:
On Saturday April 21st, West Park Primary School performed “Wolverhampton Welcomes The World: Many Rivers To Cross”. West Park Primary School, ‘the Class of 68’, the University of Wolverhampton, and ‘Stand up to Racism’ invited everyone to a celebration of solidarity, unity and multiculturalism. Click HERE for reviews and more articles.
They join Bantock Primary School as Wolverhampton’s first two Schools of Sanctuary.
See our News Post for our Full Article.