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Westminster Cathedral

Catholic Primary School

Founded by
The Jesuit Fathers circa 1849

On the Docks 

This afternoon I had the pleasure of being part of the audience at the ‘World Premier’ of On the Docks, an oral history of the London’s dock workers. I sat amongst retired dock workers and residents of the East End of London. Sitting in the audience I had the pleasure of seeing their reaction to the film our Year 6 pupils along with another school in Lambeth and Matthew and Sav at Digital Works made.


The presentation started with a clear introduction about the project, what the children did and they shared their writing. They talked about their experiences learning to use a camera, sound equipment, lighting and learnt journalistic skills when interviewing.


We then all watched the 45 minute film. I personally learnt so much of the history of the London Dockyards.

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After the film the children led a question and answer session. The audience asked some difficult questions and I was very impressed how the children were able to answer them clearly showing the enjoyment they got from the experience and the history they learnt.