The Home Children is an exciting programme that was developed in collaboration with Birmingham’s Central Library Archive. It used participatory theatre and creative learning techniques to bring to life the real life stories of the child migrants, their families and those involved in their emigration from Birmingham children’s homes to Canada during the early 20th century.
By allowing the participants to question, to make decisions, and to relate the story to wider issues of identity, The Home Children not only supports them in learning about local heritage but also to make connections between an historical event and their own experiences and perspectives.
This website contains the support materials for this programme, including podcasts made by the schools on this tour. Click on the image below to download the resource pack that accompanied the programme.