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Are refugees welcome?

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The refugee situation is debated heavily in the press, and now two schools are using their UK-German partnership to find out for themselves.

Who: Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, Norwich & Gesamtschule Konradsdorf, Ortenberg (nr. Frankfurt)
Participants: 35 British and 35 German pupils (travelling)
Age: 11-18 years
Grant received: Partnerships in Learning

Are refugees welcome?

With support from our Partnerships in Learning Fund, pupils from Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form in Norwich and the Gesamtschule Konradsdorf in Ortenberg (near Frankfurt) are working together on a project on the current social and political refugee situation.

They've set up UK-German Connection Action Groups for students and staff who are interested in learning about the realities of the refugee situation away from media reports. By conducting interviews with refugees who have received accommodation from Gesamtschule Konradsdorf during the winter, they will have a chance to work directly with people affected by the situation.

The project will culminate in a joint 'Question Time' style event in Norwich involving local council and government representatives.

By working together, the pupils will aim to challenge the negative stereotypes that are often portrayed in the media, and through experience, discussion and debate, they will develop young people's tolerance of and respect for difference.

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