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Adrian Edmondson: Time travel adventures

Language: English
Genre: Family, History, Humour
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

In this event the hilarious actor, author and comedian Adrian Edmondson discusses his debut children's book, Tilly and the Time Machine. The book explores themes of grief and remembrance. Tilly's dad uses the time machine to visit exotic and unusual places, but Tilly only wants to travel back to see her mum again. Watch this entertaining, emotive and engaging event with your pupils, and learn how to travel back in time...

If you only do one thing...

We know that time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete before or after watching this event. 

Travel in time (HWB 0-07a, HWB 1-07a, HWB 2-07a, HWB 3-07a)

In the broadcast, Adrian dicusses memory as a way to travel back in time. Explore memories and rememberance as a class. Do they have any happy memories which they treasure? Why? What is special about them? Can they remember what they were doing, or is it the feeling they remember more? Ask pupils to draw a picture of that memory. You can use these drawings to create a memory display. 

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A transcript of this event is available to download.

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