BPRCVS Walking For Peace & Celebrating Culture

BPRCVS was there with the Syrian families we support

Syrian refugee families supported by BPRCVS to attend English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) attended the Pendle Peace Walk and helped out at some of the workshops at the Pendle Festival of Culture which took place Saturday 22nd June instead of the 8th June 2019 as originally planned due to adverse weather conditions. 

BPRCVS' ESOL coordinator, Allison Lindgren, supported the refugee families on the day and attend the walk with them. They walked from the start point in Brierfield to the end point of Nelson town centre which is where the Pendle Festival of Culture was being held.

The families decorated a flag for the walk that Building Bridges Pendle had kindly provided to us. Some of the Burnley-based refugees were invited to participate in a talk about life in Syria. They were very happy to accept the invitation and spoke about their lives and experiences of Syria before and after the war, being a refugee, and why they are here. The refugees that spoke did really well and is a clear sign that they're learning English to a level whereby they're comfortable undertaking public speaking in front of people they don't know.