Welcoming refugees

Welcoming refugees

Posted: Mon 27 Jan 2020   |   Assemblies

This morning we continued talking about Leeds and its history of welcoming refugees. I shared with the children the story of a little boy called Heinz Skyte who came to England from Germany in 1939. Heinz was Jewish and his family sent him and his brother to England to escape the Holocaust. Heinz lived in Leeds all his life and married and had a family of his own. He also became president of the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association. We talked about how there are still lots of children around the world who are refugees and need a welcoming place to live.

 

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