Jamaica Project

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A project for primary schools supported by the Sandwell Afro-Caribbean Support Unit and Jubilee Arts.





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Colour / Sound




Jubilee Arts

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U-matic Lo band


Young children in the playground at Cape Junior and Infant School in Smethwick. Class teachers and support teachers working together on a cross cultural project with young primary school children. Narrator talks about Curriculum innovation. Children listen to a story. Art class. Collaborative teaching - planning meeting. Cookery class. Narrator explains how the Jamaica Project used the ‘Sean Stories’ by Petronella Breinburg to introduce Jamaica to the children.
Woman reads a Sean story in English and then in Punjabi. Follow up skill based activities.
Children look at a letter and photos from Sean’s grandmother ( a character made up for the project). Kids imagine they’re travelling to a distant country. Thinking about the concept of ‘Islands’ Kids sing songs based around the project. Teacher shows the kids tropical fruit and veg. Kids eating various fruits.


A joint Sandwell Afro-Caribbean Support Unit and Jubilee Arts Production

Music: Black A/V Group

This video was made possible through joint funding from Schools Curriculum
Development Committee and Jubilee Arts

Thanks to :
Black A/V Group
Staff and pupils at Cape Infants & Junior School
Sandwell Ethnic Minorities Support Service
Sandwell Afro-Caribbean Support Unit
Bodley Head for permission to use ‘Sean’ books
Armet Francis for permission to use Jamaica photographs’

This video was made possible with the help of a grant from the Teachers Fund of the Schools Curriculum Development Committee.

Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell Department of Education
Director G. A. Brinsdon

Jubilee Arts