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I'm a member of the The Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary team, a small group of educators and volunteers who are committed to helping students, teachers and the wider community to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary, and to foster a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum seekers in Norfolk schools and beyond. 

I write digital resources, such as online lessons Ali's Story and A Canary's Story, as well as assemblies and presentations, to pass on the rich history of 'The Strangers' and their many contributions to the printing and textile industries in Norfolk. 

I've designed a range of creative activities for children at Avenue Junior school, exploring themes of welcome and refuge. I've also worked with families at New Routes, using handprints on textile squares to symbolise friendships, acts of support and welcome. All the squares were stitched together by the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers to make a huge banner of welcome.

For 'A Day of Welcome 2020', I wrote a digital online resource as a stay at home project, 'Hexagons of Hope', for schools and families. Inspired by the incredible, but little known, stories of the Basque child refugees who came to Norfolk and Cambridge during the Spanish Civil War. You can learn more about these stories at the Havens East Online Exhibition.

A 'Strangers' Pet.

A CANARY'S STORY KEY STAGE 1 ONLINE RESOURCE MAY 2018

Exploring symbols of welcome

MONO PRINTING WELCOME BUNTING AVENUE JUNIOR SCHOOL NORWICH MAY 2018

Messages of Hope

WORDS OF WELCOME PAPER SCULPTURES AVENUE JUNIOR NORWICH MAY 2018

Exploring the history of printing in Norwich

MONO PRINTING BUNTING WORKSHOPS AVENUE JUNIOR SCHOOL NORWICH MAY 2018

Sharing our words of welcome

COLLABORATIVE WEAVING WORKSHOP AVENUE JUNIOR SCHOOL NORWICH JUNE 2018

Mutal Friendships

NEW ROUTES COLLABORATIVE TEXTILE ART PROJECT MAY 2019

Words of Welcome

COLLABORATIVE TEXTILE ART PROJECT 'YOU, ME AND THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE' NORFOLK WELCOMES JUNE 2019

A Stay at Home Project

HEXAGONS OF HOPE NORFOLK WELCOMES ONLINE RESOURCE JUNE 2020