Learning about life as a refugee – and Arabic
A wonderful day today (9 March 2023) at St Mary’s Primary School, Penzance, with Rawda Alater originally from Syria, who came to the UK as a refugee about six years ago. Rawda told students (of all ages) how it was to experience war, and have to leave your own country. She answered questions – however difficult – about missing her family and life in the UK.
Children learned how to say yes, no, hello and thank you in Arabic – so that if an Arabic speaker came to the school they could at least try and make contact. Rawda explained that this would have made a huge difference to her when she arrived in Truro.
Everyone had language postcards to take home to practise phrases once school had ended….