Have you ever imagined what it would be like to move from your own country? The culture is different, the food is weird and the last thing you want is for people to be mean, talk behind your back, looking at you non stop. Some people have suffered prejudice.
I have been learning about prejudice. What is prejudice? It's when you judge someone and you don't even know them. It is when you look at someone you have never seen them and you judge them. like when the class interviewed Mrs K she felt unwelcome because when she was working as a waiter and when some people asked what country she was from, she said Iran and the people then looked away. I felt prejudice towards me, when I was at the playground in Stanmore Road. I was on the swing and two kids walked up to me and said are you Mexican because you look Mexican. I said “I'm not Mexican.” I felt pretty upset because they were joking around about it.
There are many ways to start a friendship with someone from another country or from other schools. At first say hi, make eye contact, ask what's your name and smile and then give them a tour of the school so they know where to go when they need to, and maybe invite them to your house so they feel like your friend. When I interviewed my mum, she said people were nice when she came but that might be because my mum's husband was here. So I think we are not the worst at welcoming and not the best either.
Everyone should stop judging people by their country religion or size. We are all the same but unfortunately people think it's funny. If you want to be nice here is some things you can do: You can help them by starting a conversation, smile, host a party for them, then they would be your friend.
Being kind and not being prejudiced is important because all people are the same and they should not be treated differently, because then zero people would feel unwelcome.