Whinhill Primary School is working towards becoming a School of Sanctuary. This means we are committed to creating a culture of welcome and inclusion for refugees and people seeking asylum.
By becoming a School of Sanctuary, we aim to:
- Build empathy and intercultural awareness.
- Promote the voices and contributions of people seeking sanctuary.
- Encourage an understanding of the experiences of refugees and people seeking asylum.
- Help combat stereotypes.
At Whinhill, we value the cultures and backgrounds of all our pupils and their families. As our school community continues to become more diverse, it is important that we work together to support those in need and create a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for our pupils to learn and grow.
As part of our application to become a School of Sanctuary, we have signed the following organisation pledge.
“We support the ‘City of Sanctuary’ vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.
We endorse the City of Sanctuary Charter, and agree to act in accordance with City of Sanctuary values and apply the network principles within our work (as far as our specific context enables us to).
We recognise the contribution of people seeking sanctuary. Sanctuary seekers are welcomed, included and supported within our context. We expect our branches or local groups (if any) to support their local City of Sanctuary group if one exists, and will facilitate contact between them and their local City of Sanctuary group.”
For more information about School of Sanctuary: click here.