BLACK HISTORY MONTH
During Black History Month each department has made it their special focus to bring Black History to life. Each department has put together an activity that has been shared with our pupils to deepen our understanding of Black History as a community. In addition, as a part of our Pastoral Curriculum Provision, each Friday we have been looking at a Red Cross campaign to raise awareness about the great humanitarians, scientists and educators who are from Black backgrounds including John Alcindor from Trinidad who completed pioneering research on influenza and tuberculosis as well as Princess Tsehai (Daughter of Haile Selassie) who served as a registered nurse at Great Ormond Street here in London and later in Ethiopia, where a Hospital is named after her.
The celebrations culminated with an Assembly led by our students. It incorporated, African drumming, Dancehall and Afro-beats dance, music and a presentation of stories and poetry celebrating the Women of Black History, with a special focus their contribution to each of us in our daily lives. It was an inspiring assembly that formed a highlight in an inspiring month for our school community.