Refugee Week 2020 is here, and children and young people everywhere are invited to take part, at school or at home! 

Refugee Week is an opportunity to learn about, stand with, and celebrate the contributions of refugees, and thousands of young people get involved across the country every year. This year's theme is ‘Imagine’, which is an invitation to all of us share the future we want to see.

Children and young people can celebrate Refugee Week in all kinds of ways! To get started, teachers and families can take a look at the Refugee Week 2020 Children & Young People’s pack, which has a range of creative activities and resources for ages 5-18, including short films, creative writing resources and making activities.

Seven Stories is celebrating Refugee Week with Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, author and illustrator of The Suitcase.

Join Chris on Saturday 20 June 10:00 for a very special reading of The Suitcase on our Facebook page.

The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Nosy Crow)

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When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious.

What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special photograph, they begin to understand what the strange creature has been through, and together they create a very special welcome present . . .