The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Torrential rain and meetings at schools

A stormy week - torrential rain and meetings this week at Penair School, Truro and Pool School with teachers rolling out a Citizenship and RE agenda. All inspiringly keen to be involved. We plan exhibitions for February and March and assembly sessions. Also meet Maureen Twose of Cornwall Libraries at Redruth (where it seemed to be raining the most!) and plan a migrant worker reading list. And Andrew Yates, Social Responsibility Officer at the Diocese of Truro, which funded the first suitcase in I Packed This Myself. Andrew is a fountain of knowledge with a very full contact book. Not to mention Bridging Arts volunteer Mike Matthews.