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Exploring the Dimbleby dispatch, media literacy and safeguarding

  • Additional CPD workshop

Wednesday 10 March 2021


This session, based upon an online self-study series of lessons for KS3 students, focuses upon the ‘Dimbleby dispatch’, the now famous radio broadcast by Richard Dimbleby in the days after the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by British Forces.

Starting by investigating ‘What was Bergen-Belsen like?’ and exploring what liberation meant to both survivors and British Forces, the material go on to consider the dilemma facing the BBC, should they broadcast Dimbleby’s account of Belsen’s horror? This short CPD session will signpost the materials and feature an interview with Jonathan Dimbleby – reflecting on his father’s dispatch, the significance of Belsen and encourages students to develop English language skills when considering the quality of the dispatch to enhance their media literacy skills.  This short CPD will encourage reflection upon the dispatch’s relevance, nearly76 years on, in a world of ‘fake news’ and of the possibilities of it being a lens to explore safeguarding.

Join Nic Wetherall for an hour of practical and thought-provoking CPD via Zoom. Password/login details for the session will be distributed to participants 24 hours before the session.


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