Mr Foster said the pupils at St Mark’s Academy are learning about the refugee crisis and had an “incredibly positive” reaction to his trip, and he has hopes that teachers from Mitcham will become a regular fixture in the camp during school holidays.
Mr Foster added: “It’s amazing to see what the human spirit is capable of, against all that adversity. It was quite humbling, but it left you feeling very frustrated because if the right people in the government made the right decisions and came and met these people, they would realise so quickly that they could be a real asset to this country.
“You know all the people you’ve met would do brilliantly if they were just given the opportunity.”Excellent idea, Mr Foster. Tell you what - we'll take in two child refugees from the Jungle, and send you there permanently. Call it a swap.
I'm sure you'll do brilliantly.