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Roma Oral History Learning Resource

This Learning Resource consists of introductory information about Roma. It consists of eight sections that can be used in Primary (KS2) and Secondary (KS3) schools, with teachers in higher and further education, other professionals and it might also be of interest to non-school audiences to build a broader understanding about Roma people.


Roma people are keen for non-Roma people, and their children, to learn more about Roma history and culture. The positive inclusion of this material in the school curriculum will help to overturn negative stereotypes and create positive relationships based on mutual respect and understanding.


The Learning Resource has been designed to be used in curriculum work focussing on, but not limited to:

  • British Values

  • Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE)

  • Rights Respecting Schools

  • English: Life Stories

  • History: Life in the Second World War

  • Geography: Journeys 

  • Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month (GRTHM)


Developed through workshops with Year 5 children in Southern Road Primary School (London Borough Newham) and Year 6 children in Redbridge Primary School (London Borough Redbridge), this Learning Resource can be used as stand-alone sections or as a whole (look at Workshop Outline and Suggested Activities as an example), and can be adapted to suit the needs of individual classes.

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