Newly Arrived Afghan Refugee Project
Since February Jonny Siddall has been working with newly arrived secondary school age students at Haverstock School. Using drama and film the classes have learnt English and developed new forms of self expression whilst acclimatising to their new life in London.
These sessions have involved around 70 students and has meant they could move into mainstream schooling with more confidence and understanding of language, culture and expression. Each week Jonny worked for 2 whole days using drama to explore films, culture, geography, science, maths and history.
In the Autumn we will develop this model and work with more adult Pashto and Dari speaking actors to broaden the number of schools we can work with. If you are an actor who can speak one of the se languages please contact us.