One of our Sixth Formers writes about the recent Migrant Fun Day held at the school.

On Saturday 15 June our school organised an event that made a group of Lower Sixth girls appreciate the idea that learning goes further than our school education. We were able to meet refugees from the Islington Migrant Centre who originate from countries such as Nigeria, Syria and Yemen.  Their lives have been unimaginably difficult, yet from the second they arrived they were grinning and thanking us.

For a few hours, we learnt their stories and laughed with them and we were able to realise the gravity of what we were doing and the positive effect it was making. The day consisted of painting, African drumming, two lunches, sports and then the favourite: swimming! For many of the participants, including some adorable children, it was their first time in a pool and the smiles we saw on their faces were something we will never forget.

We were also fortunate enough to receive advice from these inspirational people such as appreciating the importance of family, specifically our parents for providing us with the education we have. There were however, some more light-hearted debates on who would win the India vs Pakistan cricket match! Overall, we can all agree that it was one of the most humbling and enjoyable experiences that we have had the opportunity to be a part of.

Anushka (Lower 6)