Since Spring 2017, Martin Primary School has led a lottery project called Destination East Finchley. The project celebrates the diversity of East Finchley and the migration stories of our families and the wider community. At the start of the project, Year 6 children at Martin School interviewed owners of local businesses on East Finchley High Road and heard about their journeys to East Finchley from around the world. The interviews formed part of an exhibition that was launched at the annual East Finchley Festival.
The poet, Adisa the Verbaliser visited the school and every child wrote poetry on the theme of Migration. These poems also formed part of the exhibition along with 3D representations of ‘Home’ created by the children as part of Refugee Week.
We have also worked in partnership with the Migration Museum of London and other schools to develop the project further and there is a permanent display with information about the project at East Finchley Station.
For more information about the project please click on the following link: