13th November 2019
The award committee met yesterday and I’m very pleased to say that your application was successful.
The committee were blown away by your folder of evidence and felt that it demonstrated a clear commitment to this work and demonstrated how you have continued to embed the Schools of Sanctuary principles at your school. You should feel very proud of all that you’ve achieved. Thank you for all your hard work Alison to drive this work forward at Garboldisham Church Primary School.
When you share your Schools of Sanctuary commitment/work on the school website you may wish to include a photo gallery including some of the photos shared in your evidence folder. This alongside some brief information about Schools of Sanctuary and what it means at your school.
We would like to invite you to Norwich Arts Centre for the Norwich City of Sanctuary Annual Celebration on the evening of Wednesday 5th February to receive your award and celebrate your achievement with other organisations from Norfolk – details to follow.
In addition we wanted to invite you to contribute to an event that we are organising with UEA in Refugee Week in June for schools interested in becoming Schools of Sanctuary. We are asking for some of our Schools of Sanctuary to prepare a 5-10 minute presentation of an aspect of their work they would like to showcase in order to inspire other schools. We’d really like to encourage other rural Norfolk schools to be inspired by your journey to become a School of Sanctuary. Would this be something that you would be happy to be part of?
Congratulations again! I’m so pleased that you have achieved the award and become part of the Schools of Sanctuary family in Norfolk! Together we are building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers in our communities.