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Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Scottish Schools
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It hurts when someone makes remarks,
About the clothes I wear,
About the food I will not eat
Or the cover on my hair.

It hurts when someone calls me names
About the colour of my skin.
Everyone’s different outside,
But we’re all the same within

Rachel McLay (12) Glenwood High School, Fife
Key Resources
We can only list a few examples of the resources which are available. A free list of other resources and contacts is available from ABN or CERES at the addresses below.
  
In Safe Hands, Tina Hyder, Jill Rutter et al. Refugee Council / Save the Children, 2001, 20.00
A video resource and training pack offering help and guidance to primary teachers and early years practitioners who work with refugee children.
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Refugees: A resource book for primary schools, J. Rutter, The Refugee Council, 1998, 4.50, includes information, testimonies and activities and is devoted to exploring wider refugee issues, although chapters 5 and 6 look at how we receive refugees and what we can do. Click here to visit the website!
 
To feel at home: integration of refugees in Europe, UNHCR, free video and teaching pack for 14 -18 year olds offering refugee testimonies and background information. Click here to visit the website!
 
Refugee Pupils in Scottish Schools - Spotlight 74, SCRE 1999, free research report looking at the experiences of refugee children in Scottish schools. Click here to visit the website!
  
The Asylum Seeker Experience, Brendan Berry, RE Dept., Holyrood Secondary School, Glasgow. Activity sheets describing a game for secondary pupils which confronts them with the choices facing refugees (available to download in .pdf) Click to download!
 
Doing Our Best - Scottish School Education, Refugee Pupils and Parents - A Strategy for Social Inclusion, CERES 1999, Summary report of a two-year research study on the school experiences of refugee pupils in Scotland. Click here to visit the website!
Contacts
Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES)
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Tel: 0131 651 6274 /6371
Email
Website
   Anti-Bullying Network
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh EH8 8AQ
Tel: 0131 651 6100
Email
   
Scottish Refugee Council
200 Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1 1NQ
Tel : 0131 225 9994
Email
Website
Glasgow City Council Asylum Support Project
Education Team

145 Kelvinhaugh Street
Glasgow G3 8PX
Tel : 0141 222 7367 / 0141 222 7364
Email
  
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