Sunday, April 17, 2016

To be a refugee...
5th-6th Grades

As the current refugee problem in Greece and Europe is a major topic of discussion everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to approach the issue in the English class. Discussion among students was triggered by this clever poster by UNHCR aiming at raising awareness about the fact that "refugees are just like you and me". 

After that, the students were presented with the informative UNHCR video To be a refugee as well as the following beautiful poem condemning any kind of discrimination:

Please Don't Judge Me

Please don't judge me by my face,
by my religion,
or my race.
Please don't laught at what I wear,
or how I look or do my hair.
Please look a little deeper,
way down deep inside.
And although you may not see it,
I have a lot to hide.
Behind my clothes the secrets lie,
behind my smile, I softly cry.
please look alittle deeper,
and maybe  you will see.
The lonely little girl,
that lives inside of me.
Please listen carefully to her,
she'll show that she is insecure.
Please try to be her friend,
and show her that you care.
Please just get to know her,
and maybe you will see,
That if you just look deep enough,
you'll find the real me.

Author: Samantha Higgins