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Stormzy and #Merky Book authors on finding your voice and using it

In November 2019, British rapper, singer and songwriter Stormzy; International footballer Eniola Aluko; and #Merky Books authors Chelsea Kwakye & Ore Ogunbiyi (authors of Taking Up Space) and Derek Owusu (That Reminds Me) visited Stormzy's old secondary school to engage in a wide-ranging discussion on finding your voice and using it.

Resources

Age: Key Stages 3 – 5

Subject: PSHE

Topic: Finding your voice

The following activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to identify and discuss what we mean by ‘voice’, why their voice is important, and how to develop a voice. The following activities can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a complete lesson (approx. 1 hour 30 mins in total).

Learning Objectives:

  1. What is a ‘voice’ and why is having one important?

  2. What are the best ways to develop your voice?

  3. How else can we find our voices?

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#Merky Books is an imprint within William Heinemann, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Curated by Stormzy, #Merky Books forms a home for a new generation of voices.

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