At the heart of the project are young people. The young people who live in a British society that constantly questions and debates the presence of its immigrant population. As with Alix in the book, we want them to wrestle with the arguments and come to their own conclusions. We also want to meet and hear the stories of those young refugees landing here in Britain. Homeless with no family, like Samir in the book, traumatised by the violence and terror witnessed in their homelands. They are the young voices who will lead this project.
We’re currently working at in schools and with community groups in and around Kent, Essex and Hampshire: with partners who, like us, feel the importance of Alix and Samir’s story.