|Mirabela in the classroom|
Could it be done? Yes, it could!
Mirabela's son had started school in Cornwall at the age of 7 without any English. The only two words he knew were 'red' and 'cat'. How it would have helped if his new schoolfriends knew just a word or two of Romanian, Mirabela said.
So we started with a few simple words: Hello, how are you? Ok! Yes. No. Thank you. Goodbye....
And it worked! We were so impressed by the students, their questions and interest - and, most importantly, the way they understood how important it was to try and communicate.
This was part of our work to break down prejudice against people from overseas who play such a vital role in the local economy. It's funded by Cornwall Council via Inclusion Cornwall.
|Setting up in the school hall beforehand|