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Zoom workshop for a Cornish Primary School

We were thrilled to run our first Zoom workshop on journeys and migration at St John’s Catholic Primary School in Camborne, Cornwall. Our special guest, Mirabela Robatzchi from Helston, joined us and talked about the distances (geographical, cultural and social) that she had travelled in her life.

Due to COVID-19, only about 50 children were at the school and we were not able to attend to deliver an assembly in person (as we had hoped earlier in the year).

But it was a huge success. We zoomed into different classrooms, the children asked questions and told us about the journeys they had made – and hoped to make.

Earlier in the week, I’d delivered some cut-out cardboard suitcases at the school. After we’d finished our assembly, the children created works of art with them.

Here’s a wonderful selection. This is part of our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF, funded by Cornwall Council, aimed at breaking down prejudice against workers from overseas who now live in the county.