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Orinoco and Linkey

In the lead up to Christmas, Orinoco class (year 5) fundraised for Linkey, – a charity helping the homeless. The year 5’s received donations and sold handmade cards and decorations to raise well over ¬£500. In this podcast, they meet Katie who works for Linkey, ask her questions about how the social enterprise works, give facts and their personal perspective on homelessness and caring for others.

For more information on helping the homeless, visit Linkey and their online shop here.

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Orinoco Autumn 2018

Enjoy Orinoco’s Autumn broadcast all about the Victorians and how they treated children, Islamic Art, the life and art of Frida Kahlo and homelessness – as explored through the story of Way Home. ¬†They share their class fundraising plans with the charity Linkey and talk about their changing perceptions around homelessness.

Featured music and sound clips from this broadcast include:

Boy for Sale from Oliver!
Traffic
Coco
Bus crash

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Orinoco Summer 2016

There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.

There are more than 1000 species of fish living in the Orinoco River. These species include the piranha, electric eel, and a species of catfish called the Laulao which can reach more than 200 pounds.

This week broadcast by Orinoco class (year 5) revolves around homelessness. The class read the book Way Home by Libby Hathorn and go on to discuss the book, their views and facts about homelessness in the UK. Ms Sawh, who volunteered at Crisis at Christmas talks about her experiences.

Also listen to the class talk politics as they discuss the upcoming election for the Mayor of London. And finally, the children interview each other about a skill or hobby they want to share with the class.

At the end you can hear Miss Saeed talking about her favourite artist.

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Music featured this week:
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
Hobo Blues – John Lee Hooker
Streets of London – Ralph McTell
King of the Road – Roger Miller
They Also Mourn Who do Not Wear Black – Surfjan Stevens
Running From Home – Bert Jansch
Homeless – Paul Simon

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