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Grange Receives School of Sanctuary Award

On Monday 20th June, staff, students and parents attended an art exhibition where their work is being displayed as part of the national Refugee Week.  At an opening ceremony, Grange was one of four schools to receive the School of Sanctuary award for our work supporting refugee families in Bradford.  

The pop-up art exhibition is inside a disused shop on John Street in the centre of Bradford and features work by students from schools across the city.  They were asked to use 'Welcome' as their theme and in our case, a group of parents had also contributed after working on a  collage during English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes run by our Community Team.

Grange students and staff from a range of backgrounds also performed at the Refugee Week opening ceremony in Margaret MacMillan House, including a Roma band, our cheerleading group and a fantastic duet by Lord Mayor Festival of Talent runners up Zayna and Hanna.  They all performed fantastically and did themselves and the school proud.  

Students from the Roma community perform at a Refugee Week Opening ceremony

We were delighted to receive the School Sanctuaty Award which recognises the different work we do here to welcome and support refugee families from around the world.  Many of these people arrive here with absolutely nothing so any help we can give, whether helping them to access support and guidance or providing them with the basics such as food, clothes, furniture is really important.  

The exhibition and the School of Sanctuary Award attracted coverage in the local media and you can read the stories below.