Shom Shaswar was born in 1990 into a Kurdish family from Iraq; they came to London when she was a baby. She talks about why she likes going to Sunday school to learn Kurdish language and culture.
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'If you’re like Kurdish, you’d want to know about like yourself. It’s like knowing who you are and where you come from. So yes, and it’s interesting really, because it’s just nice to learn new things about yourself and your past and things like that. So I do like enjoy it.'
'You were talking about a school where you go to learn about Kurdish writing; can you tell me a bit more about that?'
'Every Sunday the children go and we get taught how to read and write in Kurdish. Which I really enjoy because it’s like my language and I’d like to be able to do this. And it’s nice as well because you get to meet your friends there and you can hang out and you can have loads of fun. And they have special parties sometimes for occasions like Newroz and things like that. So it’s what you basically do there.
'And sometimes they have, for English, Maths and Science they do classes to help you with your homework if you’re stuck. And that was very useful. I used to go to that last year when I had my SATS, and I found that very useful, it was good.'
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