Ahead of Refugee Week, 17-23 June 2019, Cheshire schools have been utilising a school based project called Adrift to enable children to understand the plight of refugees.
The starting point for the project was the play Adrift, which was created by Action Transport Theatre in collaboration with St. Bernard’s RC Primary School in Ellesmere Port. Billed as a ‘refugee fairytale’, Adrift tells the story of two refugee children on a boat as they dream, play and laugh.
Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School in Handforth, Cheshire, has been approved to become the lead school in the Frank Field Education Trust (FFET). FFET is chaired by well-respected, long standing local MP for Birkenhead and champion of social justice, Frank Field MP. Its ethos is to promote social justice through outstanding educational provision to improve the life chances of all children and young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, so that they fulfil their potential.