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Glenfrome Primary children visit Ujima for English Heritage “Oral Stories” Project

Glenfrome Primary children visit Ujima for English Heritage “Oral Stories” Project

DSCF0570Ujima radio recently hosted a tour for a group of fifty primary school children from GlenfromePrimary School in Eastville. The children came to see how a local radio station works, talk to on air presenter Primrose and take part in some practical radio sessions led by DJ Style and G-Man.

Glenfrome Primary partnered with Community Consultancy 2morrow2day to deliver this radio project which explored the rich and diverse range of cultural heritage of Glenfrome Primary and the local area of Eastville, as part of their English Heritage Funded project. Local residents were invited to share stories with the children about their arrival in Eastville and cultural traditions from their countries of origin. These stories inspired the children to, with the help of parents and carers, write their personal heritage story.

 

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2morrow 2day then interviewed children to produce a series of oral history podcasts exploring their own family heritage, culture traditions and wha

t they like about living in Eastville. These oral histories were made into CD’s with covers designed by the children themselves and were presented to the children at their end of term ‘Fantastic Finale’ event in Dec 2013.

 

Emma Thomas from Glenfrome said “This has been a fantastic project for the children. Here at Glenfrome we always look for opportunities to promote our wonderfully diverse community. The children’s enthusiasm for the project has enabled them to learn so much about their family heritage and that of their follow classmates. The involvement of parents and the local community has been a key factor in the project success and I would liketo say a big thank you to everyone involved. I would certainly recommend creating oral histories to celebrate children’sculture to other schools.”

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