“It is important to learn about refugees because people don’t really know about it and they start making assumptions,” said Alesia, a student Park High School in Stanmore.
Alesia and her class recently took part in a lesson using the British Red Cross Refugee Week teaching resource.
When young people hear news reports about refugees, they can sometimes be hard to understand. People may find it hard to empathise with what refugees are going through.
But teaching young people about refugees in the safe environment of school can really open their minds and emotions.