Wider than just ICT…
Blood, Sweat and Takeaways
The BBC shows some of the best shows, from Dr Who to this little gem that I happened upon when I left my TV running this evening.
? … Why share it on a website about ICT and Education ? …
Well, I’m a form tutor & one of the rewarding and motivating factors behind that role is being able to offer my students the chance to think about something that doesn’t fall into a curriculum category.
Just putting an idea out there and letting them discuss it while a take the register – Love that!
Here is one such topic I wish I was back at work already so I could share it with them.
“6 Brits have been taken by the BBC and sent to work in places around the world which produce the food we consume in the UK”
Simple idea, and the obvious thought is “Well ok it’s going to show poor working conditions and probable near ‘slave labour’ in the poorer areas of the world”.
But actually the show will shock you! And I’d hope shock young people.
The work that is done (for example in tonight’s episode) to pull prawns out of mud filled lakes is upsetting to watch! To discover that £4 is dream money for a prawn farm worker when we are worrying about the credit crunch here but still going out at a weekend “coz we worked hard this week” is hard to take in.
I hope this show stays on BBC i-player till September because I’ll be sharing it with my students and recomending they give it 30minutes of an evening.
Impressive TV, amongst the rubbish of reality TV that exists!!! I recomend anyone watches it next week!
(The show way originally broadcast in May on BBC 3)