"A quick burst of festive spirit, as Michael Rosen visits Charles Dickens' London home to explore his Christmas legacy.
Michael Rosen, Children's Laureate visits 48 Doughty St, the elegant townhouse in London where Dickens and his family once lived.Now a museum, Michael looks at how the house could have inspired characters from Dickens' Christmas classic A Christmas Carol and views memorabilia from the time it was written.
The programme will give students and teachers an insight into how Dickens helped shape the Christmas we know today, as well as being a way to inject a bit of Christmas spirit in the classroom."
"Watch Children's Laureate Michael Rosen as he goes on a crusade to make poetry fun in the classroom.
Starting by reading his favorite Christmas poem, Michael then visits St Alban's Primary School in London to show how poetry can be made exciting and enjoyable through performance.He talks to the teacher about the use of actions to enhance the poems and gives tips for other teaching staff who might want to use similar techniques with their own classes.A programme for pupils, teachers and anyone interested in making poetry come alive in the classroom."