The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Social Justice Week in schools

Social Justice Week 2016 ran from 11-17 September and the theme was migration.

Today, migration is changing our world in ways that we cannot ignore. In 2016, the topic for Social Justice Week focused on migration and encouraged students and teachers to share migration stories and respond through prayer and action.

Our resources have been designed to be used in classes during Social Justice Week (11-17 September), but can easily be used at any other time that suits.

It was recommended that teachers chose a prayer and a migration story each day. The Social Justice Week poster can be used as a group worksheet to help students investigate migration details, including their own family stories. The task sheets, projects and action ideas provide many good learning experiences that can be used by teachers and students at any time, either during Social Justice Week or at a later date.

Three distinct coloured symbols are used to provide guidance for the relevant levels: junior primary, upper primary and secondary.

In 2016, schools were mailed posters and resource overviews. However, most of the resources are only available online. All resources can be used on devices or printed as hard copies.


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