This video explores the theme of migration through a number of tasks including group discussions and hot-seating. The video is split into 3 sections with pause points for reflection and group activities.
Students should be encouraged to make notes throughout.
Part 1 of the video explores bee migration and the ways in which each colony protects itself from intruders and links to group discussion and hot-seating activity.
Part 2 of the video starts to look at human migration and introduces students to linked terminology. Students are asked to discuss migration and find 5 reasons that someone might move to another country.
The last section of the video asks students to think about refugees and the reasons they may need to move to another country. It includes a short film by Counterpoints Arts to aid discussion.
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- Connect with Someone New
Area of Learning and Experience
- Expressive Arts
- Language, Literacy and Communication
Dr Sita Thomas is a Welsh-Indian theatre and film director, and is a children’s television presenter on Channel 5’s milkshake! Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick examining issues of cultural diversity in the performance of Shakespeare in the UK, and Masters in Movement Directing and Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Sita has directed and produced multiple series of educational film resources for National Theatre with topics including movement in theatre and Shakespeare. She has hosted panel discussions at National Theatre and led workshops on the work of Caryl Churchill and her play Top Girls. Sita facilitates drama and storytelling workshops for schools and community settings across the UK, and is a guest lecturer at multiple universities and drama schools.
Sita is on the boards of Young Vic and Emergency Exit Arts, and the advisory groups of Refugee Week and Movement Directors’ Association.