Since September, Year 7 pupils at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy have been studying a unit in their English lessons based around journeys focusing on refugees. By studying the novel 'In the sea there are Crocodiles' which details the journey of an Afghan refugee through to Italy, they are introduced to a personal journey and media representations of refugees and asylum seekers.
On Wednesday 23 November, two guest speakers from the charity Global Link will visit Year 7. Global Link works with hundreds of asylum seekers, most of whom have made perilous journeys. Ali Asghar Ojagh, a young Iranian asylum seeker who spent three years travelling to the UK from Iran, will be joined by Ziaur, to share his experiences of living in Afghanistan.