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On 31st May, we were delighted to welcome, in collaboration with The Refugee Council, some of the Homes for Ukraine families for a half-term visit. They arrived in the morning and once they had checked in they explored the museum’s interactive displays and activities in the different sections of Water, Fire, Air and Earth. The tour was atmospheric and educational, and we hope they learned a lot about the steel industry. Children completed word searches along the way to claim their free sweets at the end! The Families enjoyed the café area for lunch and then visited the Sci-Tek playground area outside, although they weren’t all brave enough to run through the water fountains in Aqua-Tek! To round off the trip, the families attended an educational workshop where they learned about the science and engineering of rockets!

“Our trip to Magna gave the Ukrainian families some insight into the local industry and enabled them to build links to their community. Thank you to the staff at Magna for a wonderful opportunity.”

About the Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is one of the leading organisations in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. In Rotherham we support resettled refugees on a variety of programmes, one of which is Homes for Ukraine. Homes for Ukraine is a unique scheme that has been set up by the Government specifically to support those escaping the conflict in Ukraine. Refugee Council work in partnership with Rotherham Council and Migration Yorkshire to support Ukraine nationals who have arrived under the scheme and their hosts; members of the community who have opened up their homes to those fleeing the conflict. Our Resettlement workers provide integration support for 12 months, providing advice and support for Ukrainian families to help them access services and mainstream provision, and establish community links