FREE BBC Audio: Lord Of The Flies
Many of the pupils who will be progressing from Y9 to Y10 in September will be studying William Golding‘s sobering tale of schoolboys stranded on a desert island after a plane crash.
For a limited period (about three weeks, at the time of writing) you can listen to a BBC dramatisation of the novel in four 30-minute parts by clicking here. It’s a valuable opportunity for students to access this classic story, or indeed for busy parents to revisit or learn about a text their children will be studying in detail.
But most of all, the dramatisation’s quality is up to the usual impeccable standards of the BBC, and it’s a chance to enjoy this frightening analogy on the fragility of what we call ‘civilisation’ … I really recommend it.