Friday, October 20, 2006

BHM 2006 in Brighton & Hove Schools: Today we are 'Coming to England'!

This morning, Floella Benjamin is in Brighton talking to local school children about her experiences of 'Coming to England'

Floella Benjamin is a major figure in Britain's television history. Presenter of such TV classics as Playschool and Playaway, she has been a household name since the 1970s. ‘Coming to England’ is a film adaptation of her autobiography, charting her journey from Trinidad to Britain in the 1960s. It is an inspiring story of how she adjusted to her new life and surroundings with the spirit and good humour for which she is known.

Floella Benjamin will be present at the screening and will lead a discussion of the film immediately afterwards.

The book Coming to England is National Literacy Strategy recommended reading for year 6, and this screening provides a fantastic opportunity to consolidate or begin work around the book. The National Film Theatre (NFT) has produced a pack containing classroom activities designed to explore geography, PSHE and citizenship, as well as history and English. The NFT has agreed to provide this pack for schools attending this event.

  • Key Stage: Key Stage 2
  • Subject: Literacy
Children and teachers from Middle Street Primary School, Carlton Hill Primary School, Elm Grove Primary School and St. Paul’s Church of England Primary School will be in attendance.


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