Refugee Week 2011

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Posted by mrsgregson | Posted in Special Days | Posted on June 19, 2011

Refugee Week Poster by Shaun Tan

Refugee Week Poster by Shaun Tan

World Refugee Day is June 20th, 2011. To acknowledge the significance of this day for our school community, a display of books related to this theme has been set up in the library.

There are some great book here to borrow if you are interested in the experience of refugee people from around the world.

A refugee is defined as “A person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it..”[3] source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_Relating_to_the_Status_of_Refugees

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Many people have strong ideas about refugees- some true, some false.
Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.

What does this mean to you, when you think about what a refugee is?

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