Michelle Obama on the power of education and self-belief

In December 2018, Michelle Obama paid a special visit to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington, London, to talk to pupils about empowerment through education and the important role of self-belief in achieving your goals.

The Penguin Talk saw over 250 girls from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Mulberry School hear directly from the former First Lady of the United States in her only visit to a UK school to mark the publication of her memoir, Becoming

The event was filmed, with the video available to watch below.

Downloadable teaching resource

A free teaching resource, based on the central themes and ideas of Becoming, is available to download here.

Please note that this resource is designed with Key Stage 5 students in mind. The activities can be used to form one hour-long lesson plus extension tasks, or individually for shorter tutor time or PSHE/Citizenship sessions. Learning outcomes of the activities are mapped to the Government's Careers Guidance for FE Colleges and 6th Form Colleges, and the CDI Framework for Careers.

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