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.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Assembly at Richard Lander and an old friend

The scene set for an assembly at Richard Lander School, Truro, our second of four there this week. Ewa did one on her own yesterday: this time I am here to help. Good to be back after the very successful workshops we did there a couple of months ago with Vicky Downing.
Just before we start an old friend from Helston, Russell Pascoe, appears - a highlight of the afternoon. Russell has taught music at the school for many years. He is a pillar of musical endeavour in Cornwall in fact. He points out that we are very old friends as we have known each other for most of our lives.
Another highlight of the afternoon, later on, is icecream at McDonalds where Ewa and I repair for our usual review meeting. It is hot and we can sit outside.