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.
To all our Varndean families at the start of Ramadan https://t.co/R76aw3cWd7
From all of us at #TeamVarndean, we wish you a fun-filled #easterholiday and well-deserved break. Please see below for the support you can receive if you or your child is struggling during the #easterholiday https://t.co/SdLYMLBv5z
For #WomensHistoryMonth, our Year 8s have been having lessons on notable women in history and the story of how women got the vote in England. Equality, kindness and standing up for what's right continues to play a large part of Varndean's ethos. https://t.co/dMsV2Hyy6F