Refugees and migration

Help young people challenge assumptions about migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and to develop mutual respect, empathy and understanding.

Explore refugees and migration with our free Geography, Citizenship and PSHE teaching resources.

Get primary and secondary teaching ideas about:

  • what causes people to leave their homes and what their experiences are like
  • the meaning of the terms asylum seekers, migrants and refugees
  • what makes us who we are and how we can understand and celebrate our differences.
Young people talking about experiences to camera

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: Citizenship, PSHE

Resources for children and young people for home learning, using the experiences of other young people aimed at building empathy, understanding and resilience through storytelling.

  • Kindness
  • Refugees and migration
Young person taking part in a refugee art project. Drawing 'human together'

Age: 7-18

Type: Activities

Subjects: PSHE, SMSC, Citizenship

Primary and secondary resource helping learners to build empathy, increase understanding and learn about the stories of refugees and their journey.

  • Kindness
  • Refugees and migration
Positive images

Age: 11–19 

Type: Lesson plan, images

Subjects: PSHE, Citizenship, Geography

Teaching resource exploring positive images and videos about migration and development.

  • Refugees and migration
Refugees and WWII evacuees

Age: 7-11

Type: Lesson plan, audio

Subjects: English, History

Look at Princess Elizabeth’s speech from 1940 on kindness and sympathy to explore the topic of refugees.

  • Refugees and migration
The Long Road EP

Age: 14-19

Type: Lesson plan, audio, video

Subjects: English, SMSC

Celebrate the contributions of refugees to art and culture, and consider how it may feel to have to flee your country.

  • Refugees and migration