Since 2016 the children at Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School have been involved with the charity Brightwell Supporting Refugees. Our students have been linked with The Azraq School in Jordan. The students have been involved in exchanging letters and were even involved in a Skype call. We are seeking to extend this partnership in the coming years. Through this involvement with the charity, some of the children attended a talk by Elizabeth Laird, writer of the book, "Welcome to Nowhere" after the book was the class text for Discovery class. The book tells the story of a young boy and his family, forced to flee his home in Syria and face the dangers of civil war.
We also enjoy our visits to Sotwell Hill House, a residential home nearby. The children and residents benefit from spending time together and we are grateful for this link.