Day 2 – One teacher’s thoughts: I have just returned from a second visit to the Calais camp; having heard that the school is still standing, despite the destruction of huge swathes of the camp, and that teachers were wanted.
From a distance it looked like they are standing in acres of ploughed fields, but when you get closer you can see the remains of people’s possessions – shoes, clothes, toys and tents – the meagre possessions of people who fled their countries with only what they could carry – now bulldozed into the soil. … Read the rest
The next TU4Calais trip will be in summer half term, from 28th May to 5th June.
Please message us on our Facebook page if you would like to get involved or come along:
https://m.facebook.com/tu4calais/ … Read the rest
On March 18th, UCU’s National Executive Committee, or NEC, passed a motion calling for the University and College Lecturer’s union to set up a summer school in the Calais refugee camp.
This weekend a fact finding delegation from UCU went over to the camp to look at how this can be implemented. … Read the rest
This weekend a group of teachers, both NUT and UCU members, visited the camp in Calais. We donated £2,000 raised by South London Stand up to Racism to Care4Calais and then went to the school where a UCU member and ESOL teacher has now been working for three weeks and hopes to stay for longer. … Read the rest