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Suitcases on a school stage in Helston

At Parc Eglos Primary School, Helston, for the fourth day running this week – this time in the afternoon. We managed to set up a pop-up exhibition in the school hall. It’s amazing what you can do using old cardboard suitcases as plinths, easels as signs for signage and brightly coloured fabric to draw the whole display together. The caretaker has even volunteered to throw spotlights on the cases. Fantastic.

This display about the experience of migration will be at the school for the next few weeks. On Friday 4 February there’ll be an Open Day for parents.

And on Thursday 27 January, well before that, we’ll be there to film a dance created by students about the experience of migration – in particular leaving home and loved ones behind. They were rehearsing today as we set up and even at this early stage I had to wipe a tear from my eye!

This is part of our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF, drawing attention to the vital role played by workers from overseas in the local economy and attempting to break down prejudice against them.

This work is funded by Cornwall Council via Inclusion Cornwall. We’ve been delighted to work at Parc Eglos this week – Mirabela Robatzchi has brilliantly helped to deliver language workshops and assemblies.