A personal account of Migration

Written by  on Friday, 19 January 2018.

This morning, Year Six were visited by Mrs Bachar-Smith who came to share her family stories about migration. She began by telling us about her dad’s side of the family, who originally came from Spain in the 1400s, which was a huge empire

at that time. However, her family had to leave the empire because they were persecuted for being Jewish. Some of the family fled to Greece, while others went to Russia. Most recently, they have been living in Israel.

Interestingly, her mum’s side of the family were also living in Spain in the 1400s and had to flee because of persecution. They went to Greece and then to Israel where Mrs Bachar-Smith’s grandparents and later parents met.

We heard lots of funny stories but also learned about some devastating times. She explained what it felt like to migrate – scary and exciting at the same time. We all agreed that it is important to feel welcomed when you go somewhere new to live; as a result it is vital that we are welcoming to people who have migrated here from other countries. If you’d like to find out more, ask someone in Year Six to tell you.

By Libby, Lizzy, Emma, Alex, Rebecca and Ruby

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