Schools of Sanctuary – Day of Welcome

Schools of Sanctuary say:

A Day of Welcome is an annual day of solidarity and learning in schools that aims to build a culture of welcome and understanding for people seeking sanctuary. Celebrated by over 530 schools and tens of thousands of pupils in 2023, it’s designed to support teachers in kickstarting Refugee Week by providing free live events, resources and activities for teachers and pupils of all ages.


  • Support schools to foster a culture of welcome, belonging and solidarity for those seeking safety.
  • Help teachers to uncover and share stories of refugee migration, local and global, past and present.
  • Assist schools to better educate and support refugee pupils and their families.


Visit for more information, a downloadable teacher’s guide and other resources.

Whether you are already a School of Sanctuary, or not, get in touch if you are planning any events over Bristol Refugee Festival. We can support by putting you in touch with refugee performers. caterers and more. We want to shout about what schools in Bristol are doing, and celebrate the vital role schools play in welcoming refugees and asylum seekers!

The event is finished.


Jun 14 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm