Schools' Programmes

Primary Schools' Programmes

Child-centric primary school programmes mapped to the curriculum for KS1 and KS2 pupils to introduce and educate 5-11 year olds on the realities facing refugee children through real-life experiences and storytelling.

My Bright Kite’s range of primary programmes are specifically designed to introduce and actively engage younger children in the global themes of migration and refugees, whilst supporting both KS1 and KS2 learning outcomes. 


The programmes are predominantly run by our co-founder Nola, who has over 15 years’ experience working with children and young people. Nola has worked as a Specialist Youth Work Practitioner, Teacher, Trainer and Consultant, specialising in culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches to youth and community work since 2002. She has held various front-line positions with leading local, national and international NGOs delivering and managing services for children and families from asylum seeking, refugee and other new migrant backgrounds.


All our primary talks and workshops are designed to be child-centric, incorporating storytelling, real-life experiences, interactivity and learning by doing. Importantly, Nola’s sessions feature children's voices throughout - we learn why children might have to leave their home, why they came to the UK, what the journey was like and how life here differs to the home they’ve left behind.


We offer whole-school programmes including assemblies and staff briefings with content adapted for KS1 and KS2, or stand-alone sessions for particular year groups linked to subject / curriculum themes. All programmes follow the best practice for effective forms of Citizenship Education and are designed to support classroom teachers and develop your confidence as an educator in addressing the complex topics of refugees and migration, particularly when introducing sensitive themes to younger pupils. 

Examples of themes / subjects covered

  • Global refugee context

  • National / local refugee context

  • Human rights

  • Stories from refugees

  • Games, quizzes and activities

  • Journeys to safety

  • Life in refugee camps

  • Myth busting (what the media says V’s reality)

  • The UK asylum process

  • The experiences of child refugees

  • Famous refugees and the contributions they have made

  • Ways we can welcome, support and stand in solidarity
    with refugees

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Curriculum Links and Learning Outcomes

Citizenship Education
  • Personal, social and emotional development 

  • Global themes of migration and refugees

  • Themes of fairness, respect and social justice

  • Debating topical issues

  • Appreciation of the range of identities within the UK

  • Importance of British Values

  • Developing mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

  • Appreciating the precious liberties of UK citizens 

Critical and Reflective Thinking
  • Themes of fairness, empathy, identity and belonging

  • Moral, social and cultural development

  • Strengthening resilience

Evidence for Quality Marks
  • British Council’s International School Award

  • SMSC Quality Mark

  • Inclusion Chartermark

  • Schools of Sanctuary

Cross-Curricular Projects
  • British Council projects

  • Geography and world issues

  • English – Exploring identity. Creative writing

  • Drama and performing arts


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