The Beacon PSHE Enrichment Day – World Refugee Day

The Beacon held a whole school PSHE Enrichment Day on Tuesday 20th June. This day was chosen as it is World Refugee Day.

There were a huge variety of events taking place in different zones across the school:

  • Pupils from St Eanswythe delivered a special assembly about friendship and peer pressure, which our children thought was fantastic.
  • We met visitors from Kent Refugee Action Network who allowed us to ask questions about themselves and their lives. The friendly, mature and respectful way our pupils interacted was a pleasure to behold.
  • There was an opportunity to explore what life might be like for refugees through a radio play and interactive tent experience. The high temperatures on the day made it even more real when we thought about people living in these conditions for weeks and months on end.
  • The Beacon Performing Arts Group produced a wonderfully acted play contrasting the lives of families living in Syria and the UK.
  • In our Hi-Tech sensory room pupils enjoyed an extremely interactive ‘Boat Journey’ Sensory Experience travelling from Turkey to Greece.

Individual classes worked together across the school experiencing different activities such as choosing which items to pack when evacuating, having to leave somewhere at short notice with only a backpack and building their own shelters.

The pupils enjoyed a picnic lunch and at break time there was a soup kitchen.

It was a fantastic day of learning experiences and we have made some new friends who are more like us than we realised!