From City of Empire to City of Diversity

Exhibition and extensive online resources. Available to all Sampad Associate Schools

The From City of Empire to City of Diversity Schools exhibition is a smaller version of the original exhibition at The Library of Birmingham. Presenting key features from the project, alongside striking photographs by Ernest Dyche, this mini-version is the perfect stimulus for conversations around migration and diversity. Small enough to fit anywhere in the school, previous schools have displayed it in the hall, for all students to see on their lunch break.

Accompanying the exhibition are comprehensive classroom resources, including oral histories, storytelling and an interactive map, which have already equipped teachers with the skills to confidently discuss the heritage of people from Birmingham with thousands of young people.

Sapphire and Emerald Schools will be given priority booking between 1st July and 30th August 2024.

All remaining slots will then be filled in the order that booking sheets are received.

“The photos provided an approachable way of tackling issues like Empire, Commonwealth and immigration. They were a ‘way in’ to some of these difficult concepts.” (Head of History, Kings Norton Girl’s School)

“It has made me want to know more about my grandparents and know more about their history.”
(Student, Year 9)

“I felt that the characters were relatable to many of the cultures in our school community and it felt inclusive. The actors did a fantastic job engaging with the children which helped maintain their concentration throughout the piece.“ (Year 3 Teacher, Kings Heath Primary School)

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