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Gypsy School

By Pupils of the Priory Project
29 October 2006,
Duration: 14:38

Young gypsies from the Priory Project in Wales have a blast from the past as they tour the countryside in gypsy vadas.

The gypsy community are one of Pembrokeshire's oldest and largest ethnic minority. For some there's still a reluctance to go on to secondary school after 11 years of age as comprehensive for many is not an option. So the birth of the Priory Project providing an alternative to mainstream education.

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"It was a very good video and I liked watching it. For them to see what it was like without electric, then they are very keen to know what life their great grannies and grandads had. There are really good people and like the girl said, more young people should do things like that." Treesa.

"It was a good video. I think that young people in school these days should learn more like that. Well done to the school." Learmie Gel. London.

"What fantastic kids, and a beautiful way to celebrate their culture, their traditions, their sameness, their diversity, their values. from what Ive read about gypsy people they havent enjyed much in the way of welcomes in Britain and a bad reputation seems to dog their progress in many places. Watching these wonderful lively talented effervescent kids getting back in touch with their roots, in a way denied to so many children in the modern world is a joy. their teachers also deserve a huge amount of thanks, and support for their continued support and encouragement and inspiring of those pupils. Completely uplifting story and I will probably watch this video they made a few more times. Its been a dream of mine to go in a horse drawn gypsy caravan one day even though I live 13,000 miles away from any. It must have been at times a hard life for the people in the old days, but a very satisfying one all the same!!. Well done to teachers and pupils of the Priory Project." Carole James from New Zealand.

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