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Shappi Korsandi



Comedian Shappi Khorsandi returns to her primary school to give a lesson on refugees, as she tries her hand at teaching for the first time.

Shappi arrived at Montpelier Primary School, Ealing, in the early 1980s as a refugee, after her family was forced to flee Iran.

As part of the school's International Week, she takes a Year 5 class for a lesson on the topic of refugees, using her memoir A Beginner's Guide to Acting English to stimulate discussion on English customs.

She then asks the pupils to imagine themselves as refugees, in order to write a diary entry.


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