European referendum: Pupils ‘fear being forced out’

The BBC is reporting that pupils from European backgrounds are worrying that they might be forced to leave Britain. 

National Association of Head Teachers general secretary Russell Hobby says many are fearful of a potential rise in racism and community conflict.

David Cameron has told MPs that EU nationals’ rights are guaranteed while Britain remains in the EU. And he stressed that those in the Leave campaign also wanted to guarantee the rights of those working and studying in Britain. “But,” he added, “we can’t say that now, we have to say that as part of the negotiation that will shortly take place.”

Mr Hobby said in his letter: “Pupils are worried about being forced to leave Britain. They are fearful of a potential rise in racism and community conflict. They are concerned about their prospects in an uncertain and isolated Britain.”

“NAHT strongly urges the government to give pupils from the EU better assurance that they will be able to complete their school education without interruption; that they and their families remain welcome and valued members of the communities they call home.

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