Brynteg School Welcomes Refugees!

On Friday 2nd December we spoke to Year 7 Students from Brynteg School on a special refugee day as part of the new curriculum.  

Students from Brynteg heard from refugees from Ukraine, learnt about the journey refugees take, as well as about the work we do at the Welsh Refugee Council. 

After the talk students made Welcome to Wales adverts making it loud and clear Sanctuary-Seekers are welcome in Wales as well as signposting refugees and asylum-seekers to the services we provide.  

You can watch the videos here. 

Brynteg Students also generously donated various items including clothes, bedding, jackets, shoes, toys and books which were donated to the Ukraine Hub. We also accepted some donations which were split between our Play Project and Newport Office to support asylum-seekers struggling to afford daily essentials such as warm clothes. 

Commenting on the visit Shannon Brown Expedition Leader of Humanities and Teacher of Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) said “The pupils were really engaged during the talk and were motivated to advertise their wonderful work. Students said the speakers were very informative and friendly” 

Harriet Protheroe-Soltani – Head of Communication & Engagement – said “We were very impressed by the students at Brynteg and their fantastic questions! We would encourage schools who would like to organize other Refugee Days to get in touch!” 

Da Iawn Brynteg!  

If you would like to receive a short talk from Welsh Refugee Council please email