Birmingham City University (BCU) was pleased to welcome #openschooldoors school partners to the university on 10th January 2018. BCU has teamed up with Birmingham City of Sanctuary to recruit Schools of Sanctuary to the project. City of Sanctuary is a national movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Its goal is to create a network of towns and cities throughout the UK which are proud to be places of safety, and which include people seeking sanctuary fully in the life of their communities.
Schools of Sanctuary recognise the contribution of asylum-seekers and refugees to the City of Birmingham, and are committed to welcoming and including asylum-seekers and refugees in our activities. They support Birmingham becoming a recognized City of Sanctuary for refugees and asylum-seekers. More information about City of Sanctuary and Schools of Sanctuary is available on the website https://birmingham.cityofsanctuary.org/what-is-a-city-of-sanctuary.
During the meeting the project aims, objectives and outcomes and the ways in which we hope schools can collaborate on the project were discussed. BCU hopes to collaborate with the participating school partners on each stage of the project, including the design and development of the teacher education framework.