Children urged to learn about Global Neighbours

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CHILDREN at Hazlemere CofE School in Buckinghamshire took part in the pilot of Global Neighbours, a new Christian Aid initiative.

The scheme, which is now being rolled out nationally, aims to help primary school children to tackle social injustice. The scheme has bronze, silver and gold levels to encourage youngsters to reflect on issues such as climate change and gender inequality.

Susan Brice, RE co-ordinator at Hazlemere, said: “The children chose to look at the situation with refugees. We investigated words like refugee, asylum seeker and migrant and put together a letter to our local MP Steven Baker about what Britain is doing about Syrian refugees.”

The children gave presentations in groups, looked at the idea of Jesus as a refugee when he was born and were delighted to receive a reply to their letter to Mr Baker.

 

Children give presentations as part of the Global Neighbours scheme.