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.
Click on one of the following
sections to learn more...
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.
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 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.
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.