Refugee Week Poetry Competition: Book Published

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.

Pauline Buchanan NUT London Regional Officer

Join the NTA banner on Pride In London Parade 27/06/2015

Pride In London logo.
Pride In London

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/

May Day March

The president, secretary and membership secretary carried the NTA banner, alongside the banner used in the film ‘Pride’, at the annual TUC May Day March.

They were encouraged to also take the NTA banner to the London Pride March on June 27th.

It would be great to see other NTA members marching with us on the day. Details to follow soon!

Drive to increase participation of members

Newham Teachers’ Association is running a drive to increase the participation level of members in the programme of activites. A working party has been set up to study this.

A meeting on Tuesday 21st April 2015 from 17h00 to 18h30 at East Ham Town Hall will be asking for ideas. This meeting is open to all members.

Meanwhile please contact the NTA President, Peg Probett, with any ideas.

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