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Rebel Women for Kids: The Suffragettes

Season 2, Ep. 1

This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your grown ups might quite enjoy it too.


This podcast is designed to be used alongside our activity pack for 5-11 year olds, allowing them to explore history through play, imagination and creation. Sign up to receive a pack in the post at www.eastlondonwomen/learning/primary. By signing up for our postal packs you will receive free resources to help you in your tasks, but if you just can't wait you can download the activity sheet at www.eastlondonwomen/learning/primary.


Rebel Women for kids has been produced by Share UK, as part of our Women Activists of East London project. When not making podcasts for kids, we make shows for adults. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss an episode. Thanks to the William Morris Big Local for funding today's episode.


For further stories about East London women, visit our website eastlondonwomen.org.uk. Or find us on TwitterFacebookYouTubeInstagram or Pinterest


Theme music by Purple Planet Music.

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