Floella Bejamin, 70, is known to 的 world notably through her time as a TV presenter, hosting Play School for 12 years as well as other shows such as Play Away and Fast Forward. 她还花了40多年的时间为年轻人提倡并支持巴纳多（Barnardo）等慈善机构's, Beating Bowel Cancer and 的 Sickle Cell Society.
其他值得注意的成就包括参加了各种舞台表演，例如耶稣基督超级巨星，黑色天皇和 she was introdcued to 的 House Of Lord and officially given 的 full title of Baroness Benjamin in 2010. In her career she has built her name and profile up as an 女演员，主持人，作家，独立制片人，女商人和媒体监管者。
她出生于特林达达（Trindad），是六个孩子中的一个，她在英格兰长大，是一个移民，经历了种族主义和歧视，但并没有阻止她在英国取得成功。她16岁离开学校，在银行和银行工作了3年。 会计，但说 the 巴克莱首席会计师事务所’s Bank didn’t suit her personality and she soon found her way into 的 world of showbusiness. After a stint in her stage career, she began presenting childrens television programmes in 1976 (including Play School) and 的 rest was history.
In discussing 的 honour with 的 BBC, Floella said: "I've given my heart and soul to children especially, to make sure that 的y're loved too and that 的re is so much 的y can do if 的y feel confident about 的mselves and feel worthy, because that is what my mum and dad did to me and so my whole life is about giving, unconditionally."
视觉 看到Floella获得如此荣誉是 important showcase of visibility and representation as black children and young people around 的 UK are getting to see how hard work and dedication to a positive cause can be celebrated on 的 highest levels.
Floella Benjamin和她的作品可以在她的网站上看到- http://www.floellabenjamin.com/
作家：Tonte Bo Douglas