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Children’s Books That Humanise Asylum Seekers

Children’s Books That Humanise Asylum Seekers The New British Policy on ‘Relocating’ Asylum Seekers to Rwanda…. We are all now aware of the UK government’s plans to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda. The plans are intended to tackle the small boats carrying single men arriving across the channel. The asylum seekers will be ‘relocated’…Read story

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A quote from Child Q's mother reading, "our children have families, have names, have hearts and minds, their lives matter. They wish to be scientists, educators, and mathematicians."."

TW. Turning outrage into action in response to Child Q

What Happened to Child Q… Trigger warning: Child Q, racism, institutional racism. We are horrified to hear the news that a fifteen-year-old girl was strip-searched at school for smelling like cannabis. After an initial search of her bag, blazer, scarf, and shoes revealed nothing of significance, the school called the police. Child Q was then…Read story

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A photograph of a football. Little Box of Books discusses racism in football.

Football and racism

We’re talking about what everybody else is talking about this week. The racist treatment of Saka, Rashford and Sancho, the three black England players who took penalties in Sunday’s European final at Wembley. As this played out, we all probably witnessed the  shock and outrage expressed in the news and on social media. I think…Read story

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School Resources – Learning about Migration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] School Resources – Learning about Migration Topic: Migration, seeking refuge and asylum for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 [/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text] Important Dates  14-20 June, Refugee Week 20th June, World Refugee Day 22nd June, UK Windrush Day Glossary Migration: People moving to live somewhere new, often for work or new opportunities. Immigration: People moving internationally, to live in a…Read story

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a graphic reading, 'this is a season for healing and I'm here for it.'

When to Sit Down and Listen

When to Sit Down and Listen The media is an uproar over how to dissect the dominating event of the Oscars. Chris Rock made a joke – if we are to call it that – about Jada Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. In response, Will Smith got up on stage and slapped Chris Rock. He then swore…Read story

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World Book Day 2022. At launch of Little Box of Books and Chelsea FC Foundation programme launch.

World Book Day 2022 Press Release

World Book Day 2022.  Chelsea FC Foundation launches equality, diversity and inclusion school programme with Little Box of Books and support from Rochelle Humes This year (3rd March) marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day. An annual event which encourages children to dress up as their favourite book character and celebrate the joy of…Read story

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A photograph of the news article that first discussed how working-class white boys are disadvantaged.

Comments by the Education Select Committee

The Education Select Committee this week said that white working-class boys are the most neglected section of society. And suggested the phrase  ‘white privilege ’not be used in schools because it’s divisive.  If you missed the story, you can catch up on it here. When we at Little Box of Books talk publicly about what…Read story

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Report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities concerning institutional racism.

Our thoughts on the Race Report

Our Thoughts on the Race Report The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities have released their report on institutional racism. It claims that there is no evidence of institutional racism in the UK. Moreover, it encourages other countries addressing their own structural racism should look to the UK as an example. The Macpherson Report published…Read story

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Suthentic Representation is crucial. This year we look at Christmas adverts and particularly the Disney advert which features a blended family and an interracial couple, but it does it hit the spot?

Christmas Adverts 2021

It’s December! In other words, all the Christmas adverts have been up for a while. Each year, the competition becomes fiercer for how imaginatively big brands can convince us to spend with them. Now for the Little Box of Books assessment of their faults and merits.  Disney  If you didn’t see the Christmas advert in…Read story

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Tackling Racism in School

Last night the Guardian reported on the horrendous rate of school exclusion for children of black, Asian and minority ethnic origins. In some parts of the country, Gypsy, Roma and traveller children are nine times more likely to be suspended than their white counterparts. Meanwhile, black Carribean and mixed race pupils are excluded at four times…Read story

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