Drove Primary school pupils have pledged to make Swindon a welcoming place for refugees and asylum seekers through a collaborative poetry project called Twenty Welcomes.
The project was organised by City of Sanctuary Swindon and made possible with funding from the South Swindon Parish Council.
Over three days, pupils worked with City of Sanctuary, local poet Hilda Sheehan, and students from other Swindon schools to explore the message of welcome ahead of the twentieth anniversary of Refugee Week, which takes place from 17 June to 23 June and focuses on the theme of ‘you, me, and those who came before’. The week will explore how different generations have contributed to welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into the UK.
Drove Primary was featured in a story about the poetry project in the Swindon Link. To read more about the event, which was attended by Junab Ali, the Mayor of Swindon, make sure to visit the Swindon Link’s online article.