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The Roma – An Introduction to their History and Customs
This Learning Pack is intended for use by statutory services, the voluntary sector and anyone who would like to know more about Roma people. It includes written material about Roma history, customs, Roma population distribution, Romani languages, resource list and sample lessons plans which can stimulate class discussion. The DVD includes films, Power Point presentations, Word documents, PSHCE Scheme of Work.
Key Stage 2/3
Pack cost: £15 (inc p&p).
Colours of Hope:
A Little Book by Roma Refugee Children for Everybody
Responding to overwhelming demand for the book Colours of Hope, which was first published by the RSG in 2003 and sold out last year, we have now reprinted new copies for sale. A pictorial book over 60 pages long written and illustrated by Roma refugee and asylum-seeking children from all over London. Unlike many other books dealing with refugee issues, Colours of Hope does not focus solely on racism and hardship. It also combines a range of topics, such as identity, impressions of life in London, family, culture and expectations for the future. The theme of the book sheds light on the aspirations, dreams and hopes of Roma children and it can be used in schools, libraries and other organisations to promote tolerance and a better understanding of this fascinating culture.
Key Stage 2/3
Book cost: £6.50 (inc p&p)
‘Romani Rad’ CD
Don’t miss your opportunity to get your own copy of Journey, a CD made by Romani Rad, a young Roma refugee band. The CD is a collection of traditional Roma songs, which take you on a journey that allows you to experience the essence of Roma music, its celebration of life and togetherness.
Key Stage 1/2/3
CD’s cost: £5
Be Roma or Die Tryin’
Be Roma or Die Tryin’ has been created and performed by young Roma. It is a journey through their heritage and across London, examining Britain’s ignorance of their culture while celebrating the new life they are making for themselves.
Key Stage 3
DVD cost: £13 per copy
(this includes key Stage 3 Class Discussion and Activity Pack-contains 10 activities over 6 worksheets and covers issues such as: Stereotypes, Culture, Tradition and The Media) or £10 per copy (does not include Class Discussion and Activity Pack)