An exciting day for us today at Parc Eglos Primary School in Helston, Cornwall as we shot a short film with Penzance-based photographer Mike Newman about our work on migration and all the issues around it. We ran assemblies and workshops at the school last month and even taught a little Romanian with the help of Mirabela Robatzchi (Mirabela, originally from Bucharest, is now living in Helston with her family.) We left behind cut-out cardboard suitcases for children to create and imagine what they would take with them if they had to leave home to make a long journey.
The results are stunning, as we saw today when we returned to see what the children had created. Dance teacher Jo Simms worked with the children to stage an amazing modern dance reflecting the emotions, hopes and fears of people who make long journeys to change their lives.
Watch this space for more about the film.