This Refugee Week, CARAS activities have focused on awareness-raising in our local community, with visits to two nearby schools.

On Friday, team member Jenny headed to Links Primary School in Tooting to run 2 workshops with Year 2 & Year 3 children about what it means to be a refugee.  120 children took part in the workshops which encouraged them to think about how they would feel if they suddenly had to leave their home, before creating images of the important items they would want to take with them.  The children then shared what they learnt and made during a whole school assembly to mark the end of Refugee Week 2015.


And, on Saturday, Zara from our management committee represented CARAS at the Balham Nursery summer fair, supporting the nursery’s efforts to fundraise for us.


Zara manned a treasure-hunt activity, as well as displaying information and photos about our projects – helping to raise the profile of CARAS with local parents and children alike.