• Refugee Week 2017: Free creative workshops for London Schools

    Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by Kazzum

    Refugee Week 2017 is about solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers celebrating what they bring to the UK. The festival is dedicated to the strength of the UK’s communities, building tomorrow together for a shared future.


    Kazzum specialises in creating theatre productions and creative arts projects for young people. Our work has evolved from talking to young people themselves, listening to their concerns and bringing their creative ideas into the mix. There are other art project ideas on The Talent Bank that you could also try.


    As part of Refugee Week we are offering FREE creative writing workshops to schools in London, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We’d love your school to be involved.


    Our creative workshops and assemblies engage students in discussion and educate them about the experiences of young asylum seekers and refugees, highlighting the positives, building empathy and challenging negative stereotypes.


    Using storytelling and creative writing students will be encouraged to think reflectively, creatively and to share work amongst peers. Students will develop their creative writing, communication and confidence skills, and help raise further awareness within the school.


    Key information about the workshops:
    •They are participatory, interactive and fun!
    •Links to the National Curriculum, English, Drama, Citizenship and PSHEE
    •The workshop can take place at a time that suits you, between Monday 19th- Friday 25th June
    •1.5hr workshop (up to 30 students)
    •Optional Assembly reading from Artists on the day of the workshop
    •Free resources for teachers and pupils


    What people have said about us:


    “Students were able to think about issues and consider how their words could give support to refugees.” – Langdon Park school, 2016


    “Overwhelmingly positive – the power of the message really came across to the children, and it is clear in their writing too.” – Kobi Nazrul Primary School, 2016


    Workshops are being offered on a first come first served basis, so if you are interested or there is anything else you would like to know please get in touch and let us know which date suit you. Please feel free to circulate this information to your colleagues.


    Contact Mette by email at mette@kazzum.org or by phone on 020 7749 1123 to book!