Ioanna who came as an adult from Greece one and a half years ago finds people in London are very accepting of difference.
After Poland joined the EU Michal migrated with his family from an industrial city in Silesia, Poland to a rural village in Northern Ireland. Michal was 14 and at first fought against his parents’ decision but now realises it was beneficial. Miss Brennan a teacher at an integrated Protestant and Catholic school was key in supporting Michal to get to university in London. He now works in Public Events at QMUL. He feels sorry for Britain leaving Europe. He may have to leave but will retain his European passport. Listen to his eloquent story here and listen out for that northern Irish lilt.
Isabelle’s friend from Beijing, aged 6, has picked up English in just a few months.
Hannah has worked with refugees and asylum seekers across the world. Listen to her inspiring talk about the resilience of child migrants and our common responsibility to fellow human beings. And we met her in Mile End park….
Abdullah aged 8 came from Bangladesh with his mother to join his father. He hopes that even after Brexit people will feel welcome in Tower Hamlets and make it an even better place to live.
Christine feels very English and British but has impressive international heritage. Her father’s roots go back to the Apache Indians and her mother comes from Austria.
A second year student of biochemistry from Malaysia has got over her nervousness and now finds her fellow students treat her as one of them. She hopes this culture of welcome in Britain does not change……