Walk with Amal
One little girl. One BIG hope.
Little Amal, a young refugee, has embarked on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that is taking her across Turkey, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life. Will the world let her? Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever?
In 2021, from the Syria-Turkey border all the way to the UK, The Walk is bringing together celebrated artists, major cultural institutions, community groups and humanitarian organisations, creating one of the most innovative and adventurous public artworks ever attempted.
At the heart of The Walk is ‘Little Amal’, a 3.5 metre-tall puppet of a young refugee girl, created by the acclaimed Handspring Puppet Company. Representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Little Amal is travelling over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”.
At Seascale School, we marked Refugee Week in June 2021 with an introduction to The Walk. Since June, all children in school have been following Amal's progress through Europe on her walk from Syria to Manchester. We are mapping her journey on our world map in school.
We are also using the Education Pack, produced in support of this project, to learn about the concepts of home, belonging and refuge and to understand the challenge for refugees.