I held a workshop to give young people the chance to contribute to the mural and to raise awareness about the subject of immigration. Below is some of the positive feedback I have received:
Coordinator Catriona Learmont said:
'I am delighted that Fixers, British Red Cross and St Josephs can work together to highlight the issues of migration, asylum seekers and refugees in a visual and exciting way to the community. The passion of students to overcome the negative attitudes presented in this topic is inspirational.'
Below is various feedback from participants to the workshops:
'Thank you so much for doing the workshop. The work is brilliant and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session. They will have got a lot of information from it as well about refugees and asylum seekers, so once again thank you!'
'I think the project is a great idea. It's a good way for the students to learn about issues in the world.'
'The project to spread awareness of migration in the community using art is interesting, different and a unique experience to be a part of. It's good that the mural will be displayed in the community as it is a difficult subject to raise awareness of.'
'I really enjoyed taking part in today's workshop. It was very interesting and I feel as if I have a better understanding of why people move over to this country from other places. I think the mural will look very colourful for the community to see.'
'I wanted to contribute my skills as much as I can and wanted to give something back to the community. Hopefully it will inspire others to help against stigma and stereotypes in the news.