I would like to offer my thoughts on immigration and its effects.
In the work I do in schools, and at our own studio, I have come across children from across Europe.
I think it is fair to say that, on the whole, these children from immigrant families are treated no differently by their peers.
The British children see the foreign children merely for what they are: fellow people.
This is, in my opinion, the most positive outcome of the free movement of people; that children are interacting with those of a different cultural background on a daily basis, preventing prejudices being built up and nurtured.
In so many ways, they are more open-minded and wiser about the world than many of their parents’ and grandparents’ generation, who, often through no fault of their own, have prejudiced and sometimes bigoted views that are so ingrained they are not seen as such.
The way I see it, remaining in the EU will allow this to continue and we can create generations who are free from national prejudices. Wouldn’t that be a good thing?