Diversity in Literature 2020 virtual event

Time Speaker Session
01:58 Students and staff from Bristol Free School What does diversity mean and why is it important?
06:48 Katy Lewis, Head of English, Drama and Modern Foreign Languages at Pearson Edexcel Overview of current state of diversity within the English curriculum and the research and feedback Pearson carried out in the lead up to our 2019 additions to the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature specification.
16:44 Professor Benjamin Zephaniah Benjamin discuses his own experiences as a reader and writer, his book Refugee Boy and poem We Refugees and a special performance of his poem, Dis Poetry.
58:04 Julie Hughes, teacher and English specialist Julie gives an overview of the 2019 texts added to the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Literature specification: Coram Boy, The Empress, Boys Don’t Cry, Refugee Boy and our poetry collection, Belonging.
01:20:01 Lauren Binks, KS5 coordinator for English and Film Studies at Townley Grammar School Join Lauren as she sharing how she and her school have worked to decolonize the curriculum with aim of becoming an anti-racist school.
01:39:39 Julie Hughes Julie talks about strategies and tips of how to incorporate the Pearson Edexcel additional texts into your school’s curriculum and the support available to help you do this.
01:50:08 Katy Lewis Closing statement. 
01:56:32 Malika Sahonta, Director of Learning for English at Holyhead School Malika talks about why diversity within literature is so important for their students.