Africa Writes Young Voices Education Surgery
Saturday 6 July, 11:15 – 12:45
British Library Knowledge Centre, Eliot Room
How do we enrich the classroom with African literature? Joanna Brown shares Africa Writes: Young Voices booklists and creative teaching ideas for primary and secondary schools.
We are passionate about teaching and learning and are always looking for new ways in which to develop and strengthen our education programme. Currently, we are developing a set of learning resources drawing on African and diaspora literature that can be used flexibly in schools to support the teaching of literature and bring joy to the reading and writing curriculum.
These resources celebrate African and Black British writing for children and young people and offer talking points, performance ideas, and creative writing activities to deepen and enhance learning.
For this session, we invite primary and secondary teachers to come and have a look at pilot resources and share their thoughts and responses with us.
We are also looking for primary schools to pilot some of our resources in schools next year. If you are interested in running an ‘Africa Writes: Young Voices’ unit of work in your primary school with the support of high-quality teaching resources that can be adapted for your pupils, come along to find out more.
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