‘Real Eastenders’

Today, we met a cheeky East End street rat, who introduced us to three East End characters, who lived and worked in the area around the Museum of London Docklands over the last 100 years. Through an exciting mix of puppetry and physical theatre, we got an insight into the lives and stories of:
– Ben Tillett (1860-1943) His experiences in the Dock Workers Strike
– Minnie Baldock (1864-1954) Suffragette
– Kamal Chunchie (1886-1953) Sri Lankan immigrant and philanthropist

We learned about the lives and experiences of these people in the past, and were invited to think about what it means to be an EastEnder, and how we can contribute to our school and wider community today.

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