On the 20th and 21st April, year 12 students studying Health and Social Care attended refugees and migration workshops delivered by the British Red Cross. The students explored assumptions about refugees, migrants and asylum seekers and considered the effects of discriminating behaviour.
At the beginning and the end of the workshop students rated how confident they personally feel about welcoming refugees into their community. Some students’ perceptions were changed as they learnt more about why people leave their home and go to a foreign country, away from friends and family.
One year 12 students said, “Refugees are a part of our life and it’s important to learn more about them. This workshop has been really interesting and I feel much more informed.”
To find out more about the opportunities available whilst studying Health and Social Care at OSFC, visit www.osfc.ac.uk/health-social-care-btec.