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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Refugee Week 2021

To mark Refugee Week 2021, we are walking strong for refugees!

National Refugee Week is an annual event. This year it is 14-20 June and the theme is 'We cannot walk alone' . This is taken from a line in Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech when he turns his attention to the White people who, realising their destiny and that of their Black fellow citizens was intertwined, joined the movement for equal rights.

“They have come to realise that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom,” he said. “We cannot walk alone.”

To mark Refugee Week this year we wanted to support a local charity, Marlow Refugee Action. The Rights Respecting Ambassadors led worship on Thursday 10th June to inform the whole school of the global refugee crisis and set them a challenge to help raise some vital funds. This year, we are raising funds through sponsorship and donations and every child in school will be walking strong for refugees by walking a lap of the school grounds every day.

Marlow Refugee Action is a registered charity that was set up in 2016 which relies on local people and organisations for support and funding. At our school, we are committed to serving our local community, and we are excited to support this wonderful charity and all the work they do to help make a difference to many refugees.

Here is the video which was shown in our school worship. 


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