PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Children at Work
Two hundred million children around the world go to work every day.
Children at Work explores the lives of these children and their experiences.
Suitable for: KS3, GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 3, National 4 and National 5 in Scotland.
Children at Work - Circus:
Children working in Russian circuses (pt 1/3)
Zachariah Fletcher, a 21-year-old actor whose parents were circus performers, travels to Kharkov in Ukraine where he joins Russian circus family - the Averyushkins, on tour.
Children working in Russian circuses (pt 2/3)
Zach meets 11-year-old Dacham whose acrobat parents won't let her join the circus until after she has finished school and 29-year-old Albina, who broke four generations of tradition and left the circus to start her own family.
Children at Work - Cocoa:
Child labour on cocoa plantations in Ghana (pt 1/3)
Hazel Lindsey, a presenter from England, travels from the UK to Ghana in West Africa to investigate the child labourers at the bottom of the supply chain for the world’s favourite treat - chocolate.
Child labour on cocoa plantations in Ghana (pt 2/3)
Hazel travels to the village of Akyem Ofoase. Here she meets 11-year-old Patrick who shows her how cocoa beans are dried once they have been harvested and how there are no machines in the village to deal with this process.
Children at Work - Bollywood:
Lives of children working in the Bollywood film and television industry (pt 1/3)
Kaajel Patel, a 20-year-old art student from England travels to Mumbai to meet three girls who have had success in child roles in the Bollywood film and television industry.
Lives of children working in the Bollywood film and television industry (pt 2/3)
Kaajel visits a school in Mumbai and finds out how these girls cope with the pressures of fame, the competition and she sees how the glamour on-screen contrasts with their everyday lives.
Children at Work - Football:
Unofficial football academies in Ghana (pt 1/3)
Ousmann Manneh, a 20-year old footballer from the Gambia now living in the UK, looks into the unofficial football academies in Ghana and the potential to exploit boys who dream of playing in the leagues of Europe.
Exploitation of African youths by football agents (pt 2/3)
Footballer, Ousmann Manneh looks at the plight of African youths promised football trials. Ousmann interviews one youth who was abandoned on the streets of Paris by a Nigerian agent who took the money and ran.