Message from Care4Calais

Festive image of fir tree branches in front of snow. Fir tress branches at top and bottom of image with the words "Our Christmas shop is now open" in the centre, in bright white on a shadowy snow background.


This Christmas we have found a way to make your Christmas shopping easy and give refugees in Northern France what they need most. By buying one (or more!) of the gift vouchers in our Christmas shop you will be helping to make this winter a little more bearable. You’re also showing the generosity and kindness that all refugees need.

Care4Calais banner. Red and white background with white printing on red half of background. The words Care 4 Calis in white on red.

Refugee Week 2019

NEU Refugee Weel logo. The words "Refugee Week", set in top left hand side of poster, printed in black on a white background. The usual multi-coloured concentric dots of the NEU logo are printed centre right.From NEU:

Refugee Week 2019

Has your school put Refugee Week into the calendar for 2018/19 yet? It takes place from 17-23 June next year and the NEU is once again the only education union supporting it. We are planning some exciting activities for schools to get involved in and resources they can use. More information to follow in the new year.

NEU Refugee Week Poster. A black and white representation of Paddington Bear drawn to almost fill the rectangular frame. The word "Migration" in black on white printed at the top. The words "is not a crime" printed at the bottom of the poster.NEU Refugee Week webpage:

Refugee Week planning

Refugee Week logo. Concentric circles of multi-coloured dots. The words "Refugee Week" printed in black in the top left hand corner. All printed on a white background.Message from Refugee Week
Counterpoints Arts, 128 Hoxton St, London, N1 6SH, London
United Kingdom

Attention local Refugee Week networks!

A reminder to drop us a line by next week (Friday 26 October) if you’re interested in our offer of extra support for your Refugee Week planning.

Read more about what’s on offer here.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Update from Care4Calais

Group of Care4Calais volunteers grouped together on pallets of supplies and holding messages saying "Volunteers needed" and "We need you".

As winter begins to set in, the refugees are facing yet another tough time in Northern France. This time of year is particularly worrying for us, and the wellbeing of the refugees is of huge concern.

Our main aim is to keep as many people as warm as possible by distributing shelter and warm clothes, but we cannot do this without our wonderful volunteers. We are urgently appealing for more volunteers to come and help us continue with our vital work.

Refugees are relying on our support and we need you to make sure we don’t let them down.

Volunteering changes lives, will you help us to change more?

Amnesty International human rights education toolkit

From the NEU eBulletin:

Amnesty International human rights education toolkit on US family separation
Amnesty International have developed a global action asking children and teenagers across the world to send messages of solidarity to the children who have been separated from their families in the United States. The resource is for teachers and will help students in schools understand better what is happening with the US immigration policy of detaining and separating children from asylum-seeking families, and invites classes to take positive action through messages of solidarity. Download the toolkit for schools here.

Amnesty International


Our thanks to Amnesty International

Support Care4Calais

From the NEU eBulletin:

NEU Officers' ebulletin logo.Support Care4Calais
The organisation Care4Calais provides essential aid and support to refugees in Northern France and other areas. They work directly with refugees to make sure they get the social interaction, warm meals, clothes and other necessities that they deserve. Right now, Care4Calais needs your, and your Division or Association’s, help to put together packs with daily essentials that refugees can carry with them. Find out more about the organisation and the appeal here.


NEU Public Meeting on Windrush

NEU Public Meeting on Windrush to the Far Right: Resist the Hostile Environment

23 June 2018 at NUT HQ, London

Over 100 places are already booked so tickets are fast running out! Members should book their place in advance here.

NEU open meeting leaflet. From Windrush to the Far Right: Resist the hostile environment. Page 2. Content of meeting printed in white and red on purple background.NEU open meeting leaflet. From Windrush to the Far Right: Resist the hostile environment. Page 1. Title of meeting printed in white on purple background with picture of protesters supporting Windrush generation.









Confirmed speakers include the Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP. Please share this flyer

Refugee Week 18-24 June

Message from Kevin Courtney:

NEU Refugee Week info. 20 simple acts listed on a poster for event.REFUGEE WEEK: 18 – 24 June

This week is Refugee Week. We would like all schools to display the poster “This School Welcomes Refugees” and to choose one or more of the 20 #simpleacts to do during the week.

Refugee Week poster. Black on white and yellow. Words "This school welcomes refugees".

View / Download [▼]

20 Simple Acts leaflet
View / Download [▼]





Kevin and Mary have made short films supporting Refugee Week which we will be tweeting – please retweet these and stories/photos from schools in your own area throughout the week.

NEU & Refugee Week

Refugee Week

NEU logo and Time to Celebrate Refugee Week 2018 written in black on white.

Dear colleague

Refugee Week takes place from 18-24 June 2018. In its 20th year, the National Education Union is proud to be the first ever education union to partner. We hope you will get involved and use some of the great resources included on the new NUT Section webpage  created for Refugee Week 2018.

NEU Refugee Week info. 20 simple acts listed on a poster for event.As it is the 20th year, we hope you will talk with colleagues about the 20 Simple Acts that schools/colleges can carry out during the week. Please share the link and resource with colleagues in your school/college now to start planning for #Simple Acts in your area.

This School Welcomes Refugees Poster. Black letters on white and yellow background.The National Education Union has been working this year with students who are refugees. We’ve created a teaching pack called Refugee Voices –  share these videos with colleagues and take a look at our staff training notes which accompany the clips to get your refugee week activities started.

Share information and photos from events that you are organising with others using #SimpleActs.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Courtney signature.


Kevin Courtney
Joint General Secretary

NEU email footer. White lettering stating "together we'll shape the future of education". With blue pentagons. All on black background.

20 Simple Acts document
View / Download [▼]

This School Welcomes Refugees Poster
View / Download [▼]

Free film study day for primary schools

From BFI:

Photograph of young child. Taken from BFI "My home" event publicity.My Home: a BFI Study Day

Join us at our free BFI Southbank Study Day to explore the themes of ‘home’, ‘being an outsider’ and ‘being a refugee’

Tue 05 Jun 2018 | BFI Southbank 10:30-12:45

What does ‘home’ mean to you? Have you ever felt like an outsider? What does it mean to be welcomed?

We would like to invite you and your pupils to join us on Tuesday 05 June from 10:30-12:45 at BFI Southbank for our Study Day: My Home. In this interactive event we will explore what it means to be an outsider, how we define ‘home’ and how it feels to be a refugee.

Pupils will watch an extract from Paddington and then two short films: Jemima and Johnny and Palle Alone in the World. These films will challenge their perception of what it means to find your place in the world. We will follow each film with a wider discussion around the themes of ‘finding your place in the world’ and ‘being an outsider’.

Tickets for this event are free but booking is essential as space is limited. We are especially keen to welcome schools that have significant numbers of children recently arrived from outside the UK.

To book, please contact us on 020 7815 1329.

Click this link to see our full study day programme.