Education Pack

Teachers Notes
This pack introduces teachers and young people to the amazingly rich life of Cy Grant and his ground-breaking work campaigning for human rights and racial equality. Barrister, war veteran, actor, singer-songwriter, broadcaster and multi-ethnic arts co-ordinator Cy dedicated his life to the pursuit of excellence and to using his celebrity and artistic and spiritual insight for the good of others.

This pack therefore offers a cross-curricular approach to citizenship, history, English and the arts in accessible and creative ways for pupils from KS2 to KS4. Rather than offering a tightly structured scheme of work, this pack offers ideas and resources to pursue a number of themes. If taken as a whole, pupil’s work could culminate in an arts festival that represents the panoply of Cy Grant’s life and work. Inspired by political puppetry, poetry and performance, history, citizenship and arts activities can also stand-alone.

The development of this pack has been supported by the Cy Grant Trust and London Metropolitan Archives and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Cy Grant Archive is now housed within LMA’s Migration,

Settlement and Activities of New Communities Collection:
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitanarchives/
the-collections/Pages/migration-settlement-and-activities-ofnew-
communities.aspx

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