The award winning Child Migrant Stories is a space to explore the experiences of child migrants both today and in the past. It brings together the voices and experiences of those who migrated under the age of 18 to the UK from 1930 to the present day. The initiative uses images, sound, text and short films developed in collaboration with former child migrants, some of whom are artists, musicians and film makers. The image above was taken in a London primary school by Eithne Nightingale.
Our latest initiative, Child Migrants Welcome?, aims to further encourage understanding of, and empathy for, child migrants. It will explore positive and negative experiences of newly arrived children, the importance of friendship, respect for difference and child attitudes to migration through film, multimedia installations, public programmes and learning materials.
Please join us in sharing these experiences and opening up debate about this truly contemporary and pressing issue.