by Rob Smith
Many rivers to cross – the
voice of Jimmy Cliff opened up this memorable festive
occasion, celebrating Refugee Week, at Fir Vale School.
The sight of many white balloons held
aloft on string beside over a hundred uniformed pupils
caused a slow down in passing traffic.
Songs of peace from the school choir preceded
dancing performed by children visiting from nearby Owler
Brook Infant School. Later Iqbal Jamaal entertained
us with songs in many languages including Punjabi, Urdu
Headteacher Hugh Howe reminded us of the
unity that this new school has been built on, saying,
“People of all nationalities, religions and cultural
backgrounds are present here today, as they are every
day of the school term, working together in diversity
Thanking Mr Mohamed and support staff
for presenting the refugee week celebration, Mr Howe
proudly announced the end of this event with the releasing
of those many balloons.