CLPE's fifth Multicultural Book Fair. Booksellers, publishers and suppliers who specialise in the best multicultural and multilingual books and resources will display and sell picture books, fiction and information books, and resources to support an inclusive and culturally diverse curriculum. The fair will give teachers, teaching assistants, parents, librarians, students and workers in Children's Centres an opportunity to browse and buy books and resources.
Exhibitors: Alanna Books, Badger Books, Barefoot Books, Barrington Stoke, European Bookshop, Frances Lincoln with Tara Publishing, Heath Books, Jubilee Books, Letterbox Library, Soma Books, Tamarind, Willesden Bookshop, Winged Chariot, Xihaha.
This year there is a focus on History, from local to global in the accompanying programme of events:
2.00 - 2.45pm. The Story Spinner
Maria Brosnan introduces The Story Spinner, an award winning collection of stories told on film, by veteran storyteller Phil McDermott and created especially for use in primary schools. There are 7 DVDs in each box set, with 6 stories for each year, from reception to Year 6, carefully selected to fit the Renewed Framework.
3.00 - 3.30pm. Developing a Culturally Inclusive Curriculum
Advisory teachers Jane Handscomb and Sue Henderson introduce a training pack, developed in Newham, for teaching the History Curriculum at KS1 and KS2. The pack, published by Mantra Lingua, aims to extend children's perspectives and avoid Eurocentric approaches to History.
3.45 - 4.15pm. From War to Windrush
Helena Stride, Head of Education at the Imperial War Museum will talk about resources for Black History available at the museum and their current exhibition From War to Windrush, which tells the personal stories of the involvement of Black men and women from the West Indies and Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
4.30 - 5.15pm. Black History Month teachers' pack
Alma Simpson and Helena Appio introduce this new pack linked to the National Curriculum at KS2 and KS3 and published by Sugar Media, publishers of the official Black History Month magazine. The pack includes teachers' notes, lesson plans and a DVD with material on the Black Presence in Tudor Times, Britain since 1948, Britain 1750-1900.