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When: Thursday the 27th of September, 4:30-7:30 2012.
Where: City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH.

Dear Friends,

Bristol City of Sanctuary invites you to join us for the launch of our fantastic new initiative, Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary, which will be held at at City Academy Bristol, from 4:30-7:30 on the 27th of September 2012.

A School or College of Sanctuary is an establishment that is proud to be a place of welcome for sanctuary seekers. It is a place that actively works to promote positive attitudes about people seeking sanctuary, both within the school/college and the wider community.

This event will recognise and celebrate those schools already working towards the Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary status, whilst also encouraging others to join. There will be a variety of exciting performances, speakers and presentations by schools, all coming together to officially launch Schools and Colleges of Sanctuary, and we would be honoured if you would be there with us.

Confirmed speakers and presenters will include:

1. Guest of Honour, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol, Mary Prior
2. Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP, Bristol East
3. Stephen Williams, Lib Dem MP, Bristol West (tbc)
4. Charlotte Leslie, Conservative MP, Bristol North West (tbc)
4. Gill Kelly, Principal, City Academy Bristol
5. Annie Hudson, Director, Children and Young Peoples’ Services, Bristol City Council (tbc)

Performances: Tashi Dhondup- Tibetan singer Ashley Down School Choir: Song of Sanctuary composed by Richard Barnard (tbc) Presentations:

1. City Academy Bristol
2. Hannah More School, Inner City
3. Compass Point South Street School, Bedminster
4. City of Bristol College Vote of thanks: Fr Richard McKay, Chair, Bristol City of Sanctuary Master of ceremony: Sherrie Eugene Hart, Broadcast Journalist

If you do wish to join us for what promises to be a very interesting evening, please email us on or ring us on 0117 941 5960 to confirm your attendance.

The event will be held at City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH.

Kind Regards, Anna Wardell