Since September, 6 children from Dyson class have been learning about Palestine and the experiences of their infant counterparts. They have exchanged letters, art work, writing and even words via Skype.
On Tuesday, Kate Scott (a leading figure of the ‘Northampton Al-Bireh Palestine Friendship Association’ – NABPFA) visited Dyson class with the teacher of their Palestinian friends, who preceded to field a Q&A session led by the children.
Last night I attended a meeting where Sireen Salameh (the teacher from Palestine) presented to a full crowd and shared lots of very interesting information about life as a school child and as a citizen of Palestine.
A fascinating and eye-opening experience with such a strong desire for friendship, compassion and solidarity without crossing any political lines.
It reinforced to me that this initiative and our twinning with the Al-Bireh school is not only a rich and invaluable one for our children, but a privilege also.
Tom Wainwright, Citizen of the World.