Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Using local History to develop English skills

Into Film have linked to the British Film Industry- Britain on Film project, which is currently making archive films free to watch, as a way of helping educate children whilst at home. This is a great way to discover History and develop English skills.

"We're using archive film to support young people in developing their literacy skills and help families experience the fun, educational benefits of film watching while celebrating the stories and heritage of the past that is all around us. Using archive film collections is a great way to encourage young people to explore both their local area and the UK's vast cultural history."

Britain on Film | BFI

1911 - Woolwich Arsenal play Liverpool in their opening match of the season. You can see Plumstead in the background.

There are two films showing the planning and building of Thamesmead in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

You can go to any part of the country from this map and watch archive videos from that area.