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schooLMAte is for children and teachers. Here they can work together as they explore the world of London's communities. You will be able to learn about people's lives, where they lived and how some of them came to London hundreds of years ago.


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Black and Asian Londoners
 Black and Asian Londoners (KS2 and KS3)

For centuries people from all over the world have come to live in London. Some people were brought to London as servants and slaves; others came as free citizens. Some Black and Asian people were baptised into the Church of England and their names written down in a Parish Register. These documents provide the starting point for the stories recorded here.

 
French Community
 French Community (KS2 and KS3)

Take a close look at a French community who were known as Huguenots. Huguenots were refugees who had to leave France because of their religious beliefs. The first Huguenots arrived in London in the sixteenth century. Many settled in Spitalfields and worked as silk weavers.
 
Irish Community
 Irish Community (KS3)

Irish people have lived and worked in London for hundreds of years. Their work as builders and craftsmen has ensured that canals were built, railways laid out and fine buildings such as St Leonard's, Shoreditch exist. They have been actors like Peg Woffington, political campaigners like John Cleave, tradesmen living in Knockfergus by the Tower and weavers in Spitalfields.

 
Irish Community
 City Communities (KS2 and KS3)

Come on a learning journey exploring the history of City of London. The City has been a centre of trade and enterprise for over a thousand years. Our journey starts in 1066 when William the Conqueror invaded England and took the throne for the Norman French. You can find out about the life and work of Dick Whittington in the middle ages, young boys who were sent from the City to America in the seventeenth century and a group of sailors in need in the eighteenth century.

 
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