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Child Migrant Stories

Readers interested in learning about the stories and experiences of children who migrated to East London between 1930 and the present day may enjoy Child Migrant Stories. The project was launched in 2016 with inspiration from Dr. Eithne Nightingale's research on "life stories of departure, arrival, and settlement [in East London]." Through pictures, films, and biographies, this website explores the meaning of "home" and the multi-cultural narratives that shape it. Users may want to begin by navigating the East London Stories tab (under the Stories drop-down menu), which will bring them to a database of images. By clicking on each image, users can read the story of a child who migrated to Hackney, Tower Hamlets, or Newham, East London, sharing their origin and the reasons for their journey. The stories encapsulate a spectrum of feelings, from "poignant [to] powerful [to] sometimes very funny." The website also features several short films, which depict migrant experiences "through images, music, and art." Teachers may find the Learning Resources provided to accompany these films particularly useful, as they include film guides with context and key words. Finally, under Worldwide Stories users can explore tales of migration from other corners of the globe, from Norway to New Zealand.
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Date of Scout Publication
December 20th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
December 16th, 2019 at 11:30am
Date Of Record Release
December 17th, 2019 at 2:42pm
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