Students lead the way for Refugee Week.
For Refugee Week Varndean students from the Amnesty International and Global Citizenship groups have come together and called for whole school action with a key focus on the word 'welcome'.
There are several events happening over the week including discussion topics in tutor time, guest speakers, themed lessons and a non-uniform day with a twist - instead of bringing in a £1 donation for charity, students wanting to wear non-uniform are asked to bring in specific useful items which will be gathered together by the team for donation. A list of the items needed is on the information leaflet attached here and includes socks, A4 paper, teabags and honey.
Ahead of next week's whole school D.E.A.R. event, Mr Katz, the school Librarian, has created a list of refugee themed recommended reads.
After this week there will also be another opportunity for students to take part in a cultural exchange with refugee children in Lebanon via Skype.
Brilliant opportunity for someone looking to work in one of our smaller schools... https://t.co/1bqKLLC2Sc
Celebrating the end of a successful term - enjoy the Varndean Eye Summer 2021 edition #challenge #pride https://t.co/yjy29lPCDq
Today is the last day of our wonderful Librarian, Mr Katz. Mr Katz has had an incredible impact on not just the Reading Room, but the entire school community. We are so sad to see him go but we wish him well in his next adventure. We will remember you always in 'Katz Korner'! https://t.co/SAosFxbPQD
@MrPMowforth We're ready to welcome you! #goodluck