Event Details


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20 June 2024 09:05 - 09:25 BST


Ticket: free

About the Event

Join us for special live school assembly to mark World Refugee Day

By Sanctuary Foundation


Date and time

Thu, 20 Jun 2024 09:05 – 09:25 BST



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About this event

  • 20 minutes


We are delighted to invite all schools around the UK to join the Great Big Live Assembly to celebrate World Refugee Day.

On Thursday, June 20th at 9:05am, a free, live broadcast for schools all across the country will be hosted by Sanctuary Foundation – a charity advocating for the needs of refugees.

This fast-paced, child-centred, interactive broadcast will feature:- a celebration of the inclusion of refugee families in our schools and communities- art and poetry from some of the shortlisted entrants to our national schools Art and Poetry competition a short inspirational and interactive presentation of the issues facing refugees- voices of refugees- celebrity appearancesIf you have never joined a Great Big Live Assembly before, then please be assured that we have had excellent feedback from children and teachers.

The assembly is 20-minutes long and streamed live on YouTube with simple joining instructions. A special schools resource pack will be emailed out to you after registration with further information and a wealth of optional follow-up activities that tie in with the curriculum.

Only one ticket is needed per school as the link can then be shared with other class teachers. The assembly is suitable for children from both primary and secondary schools but is best suited to Key Stages 2 and 3.Free tickets are limited to the first 1000 schools. Additional schools can register with a donation.

We do hope you will join us for this special event.

We will release more information closer to the event and let you know who other fantastic guests will be soon.


Dr Krish Kandiah OBE

HOST Dr Krish Kandiah OBE

Dr Krish Kandiah is a social entrepreneur with a vision to help solve some of society’s seemingly intractable problems through building partnerships across civil society, faith communities, government and philanthropy. He led the Afghan Welcome and UKHK initiatives which have worked with government and civil society to welcome newcomers from Afghanistan and Hong Kong to the UK. He is the director of Sanctuary Foundation, a foster carer, a host in the Homes for Ukraine scheme and sits on the government’s Core Delivery Group. He is the author of over 15 books, including two welcome books for resettled Hong Kong and Ukrainian children.