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Practising English on the West Hill. English lessons for young refugees in East Sussex are safe for another year.

EAL service for school-age refugees reprieved

Following a change of mind by maintained secondary schools, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) service provided to schools by East Sussex County Council has been saved – at least for a year. The news has been widely welcomed, as Nick Terdre reports.

Campaign poster from SaveEALS Facebook page.

Dismay as ESCC proposes to close English language service for school-age refugees

East Sussex County Council’s move to close the English as an Additional Language service, a vital resource for school-age refugees, has provoked widespread concern among refugee families and support groups. While possible alternative ways of providing the service are being explored, they are calling on the community to respond to the consultation on the issue, which remains open until Sunday 3 February. Nick Terdre reports.

Quilt event on Pier 16th June

Hands of Friendship: quilting on the pier

On Saturday 16 June, Hastings Community of Sanctuary and Hastings Refugee Buddy Project will hold a quilting workshop in the Birch Room on Hastings Pier. Part of their celebration of Refugee Week, this event gives you the chance to become part of their Friendship Quilt, together making a wonderful community quilt, which will be displayed at Hastings Museum later this year. Felicity Laurence writes.

Photo © Giovanna del Sarto

Hastings Debates: ‘Another Crossing’

Giovanna Del Sarto and Bern O’Donoghue present ‘Another Crossing’ at Hastings Debates, 23 May 2018*,

Calais Children poster

Calais Children: A Case To Answer

At the January Hastings Debates, Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais, spoke about the current desperate situation on the ground for refugees in Calais. Professor Sue Clayton (Goldsmiths University) concluded the talk with an introduction to her award winning investigative film Calais Children: A Case To Answer. Next week, on March 28th, Professor Clayton returns to Hastings for a full screening of the film, with Q and A following. Felicity Laurence from Hastings Supports Refugees writes.

Clare Moseley delivers a package of clothing to a refugee in Calais.

News from the refugee frontline in Calais

The Jungle camp in Calais was broken up and its inhabitants dispersed in 2016, but not surprisingly that did not mean that the many refugees and asylum-seekers looking to enter the UK disappeared. Clare Moseley, co-founder of Care4Calais, is coming to Hastings to talk about the current situation, as Felicity Laurence of Hastings Supports Refugees explains.

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