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An open letter to local schools from the Polish community
We are writing to local schools to ask them to include, within their teaching, elements representing Polish culture. We are asking that schools show an interest in the cultural background of their Polish pupils and, in a broader context, of the Polish community living in the UK. We are launching this initiative in light of the post-Brexit atmosphere of hostility, affirming that Polish community has become an integral part of British society.
Please read this letter and sign it in support.
A must see T.V. programme documenting stories of resilience and survival in the Nottingham post WWII Polish community
INSIDE OUT on the 23rd of March on BBC1: A report on the untold story of why Polish people came to settle in the UK at the end of the 2nd World War will be broadcast at 7.30pm (subject to changes due to the FA Cup).
Since Poland joined the EU thousands of Polish people have settled in the UK for economic reasons. However, little is known about the reason why so many Poles came here at the end of the 2nd world war. Teresa Mikula has produced this report to tell that story. It focuses on 3 well known people from the Polish Community in Nottingham who talk openly and frankly about the forced removal from their homes in Poland and incarceration by the Russians, the terrible conditions they faced in Siberia, their journey to the UK and the (real) reason they couldn't go back to Poland.
The report also focuses on an exhibition by SPS called Our History Our Story. It showcases the memories of Polish people who came to Nottingham after the war. It aims to tell their stories to both an English audience and the younger Polish generation; it is a story that deserves to be told.