Resources

Access our free refugee and children in migration awareness raising resources for your school or setting from our collection below. 

The Right To Safety Is A Human Right

The Right To Safety is a Human Right was designed and made by children and young people in Leeds as part of our Child-led social action Project 'Hearts and Hopes'.

The film is suitable for KS2 upwards. The film is split into two parts, the first introduces the global context of refugees. The second part presents some examples of famous people who were refugees. The resources below can be downloaded and used alongside the film to further embed learning. 

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We encourage you to use these educational testimonial films in your classrooms and training sessions to increase awareness about the real life experiences of young people in migration.

Freedom of Voice "I would like to be an architect"

"I would like to be an architect" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Aleppo, Syria to Leeds, UK.

The film explores themes of war, forced displacement, separation from family, discrimination, adjusting to a new country, the important role of supportive adults. We also hear the child's aspirations for her future. 

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "I would like to be a dentist"

"I would like to be a dentist" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Afghanistan to Leeds, UK.

The film explores themes of losing family members, forced displacement, long and difficult journey to safety as an unaccompanied child, people smugglers, adjusting to life in a new country, cultural differences, the important role of foster carers and supportive teachers. We also hear the child's aspirations for his future and desire to give back and help others. 

 

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “I would like to be a doctor”

"I would like to be a doctor" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Eritrea to Leeds, UK.

We hear her powerful account of being forcibly displaced from home, travelling to Ethiopia where she stayed in a refugee camp, finally arriving to safety and being reunited with her father in Leeds. She also shares some of the challenges and things that helped with settling into school.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "I would like to be a model and a pharmacist"

"I would like to be a model and a pharmacist" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Ghana to Leeds.

She shares being separated from her mother, leaving Ghana, and being reunited with family in Leeds. We also hear her first hand experiences of bullying at primary and secondary school, strategies for keeping strong and hopes and aspirations for the future.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "I would like to be a lawyer"

"I would like to be a lawyer" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Syria to Leeds.

Sharing her personal account of memories of a peaceful Syria before the war, being forced to leave to find safety in the UK, experiences of starting school in Leeds and hopes and dreams for the future.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "I am a kid from Syria"

"I am a kid from Syria" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Syria to Leeds.

A young boy’s account of being forcibly displaced from his home country Syria, due to the war, travelling to safety, via Turkey where he stayed in a refugee camp, arriving to Manchester and building a new life in Leeds.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "My dream in the future is to be a teacher"

"My dream in the future is to be a teacher" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Syria to Leeds.

She shares some of the differences between school in her home country and the UK and her experience of settling into a new school life in Leeds, UK.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "I would like to be successful and have a good job"

"I would like to be successful and have a good job' features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Syria to Leeds.

Sharing his account of being forced to leave Syria because of the war, journeying to safety with his family via Greece, separation from family and later being reunited and starting a new life in Leeds.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice "My dream for the future is to be an aviation engineer” 

"I would like to be successful and have a good job' features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Saudi Arabia to Leeds.

 

He shares his experiences of being involved with the diversity forum at school and the importance of peer support and friendly teachers in helping international new arrivals to feel happy and safe at school.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “I would encourage you to befriend people who are new..." 

"I would encourage you to befriend people who are new to the country" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Pakistan to Leeds.

 

A teenage boy’s account of leaving his country of birth, first impressions of England, settling in, making friends, experiences of bullying, overcoming personal challenges, key messages to students and teachers and aspirations for the future.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “In the future, I would love to be a fashion designer"

"In the future I would like to be a fashion designer" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project who moved from Saudi Arabia to Leeds.

We hear a first hand account of leaving home and migrating to the UK, differences between school life in Leeds and Saudi and how important it is to have welcoming and supportive teachers and students.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “I met kids who speak my language”

"I met kids who spoke my language" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project. 

We hear his moving account of leaving country of birth, Egypt and moving to Japan, adapting to life in Japan and then being uprooted and having to rebuild his life again when the family migrated to Leeds. He shares the things that helped him settle and feel welcomed in school and his hopes for the future.   

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “It was my first time ever going to school

"It was my first time ever going to school features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project. 

A young girl shares her memories of growing up in Syria and Lebanon and then coming to join family in the UK, where she started attending school for the first time in her life.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

Freedom of Voice “Enjoy the country where you live

"Enjoy the country where you live" features the real life story of a child involved in our Freedom of Voice Project. 

A personal account of leaving his home country, Egypt, and not being able to continue his love for handball. We also hear his first impressions of school in Leeds and some key messages for teachers and students.

This film is suitable for secondary through to university students. You can also use this film as part training sessions to adults working to support children in migration. 

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