I visited the NUT Newham office where the Division Secretary gave me copies of two booklets that were produced as part of a competition the Division had run in previous years to mark Refugee Week.
I read the poems on the tube later that evening and was astounded by the quality of the poetry and the feelings that were portrayed by the children. I grew up in Belfast during the troubles and could relate to the fear and insecurity that is described.
I congratulate the Division, Newham Schools, the children and their teachers on such a wonderful initiative that allows the voices of the young to be heard so powerfully through the forum of poetry.
Newham Teachers’ Association attended the Pride In London parade on 27/06/2015 with the association’s banner. It was a most enjoyable celebration. Many thanks to our friends at the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners organisation who invited us along. Thanks to Nicola Field (LGSM) for the photo.
Arrangements have now been made for the NTA banner to be carried on the Pride in London parade on Saturday 27/06/2015. The NTA contingent will march behind the NUT float. Members of the NUT in Newham are asked to contact Peg Probett, NTA’s President, if they wish to join the contingent. All Newham Members are actively encouraged to join this important event. The Pride In London website is at: http://prideinlondon.org/