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Joel Visits from Malawi

Joel-300x225On Wednesday 28 January, the Scottish Children’s Book Awards group met Joel, our visitor from Malawi.

Joel is a refugee and he met the pupils and talked to them about what it’s like to be a refugee, what refugee status means and told them about some of the barriers he faces. The class heard first-hand why someone flees their country and why they have to seek asylum. Pupils asked lots of questions and Joel gave them badges and pens, courtesy of The Scottish Refugee Council, at the end of the session.

Joel also met pupils in the Modern Studies department and told them about Malawi and his journey to Scotland.

We are grateful to The Scottish Refugee Council for their support with Joel’s visit to school.