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Black History Month


October is Black History Month in the UK. It is an annual event honouring the contributions and accomplishments of the Black British community. The theme for 2023 is ‘Saluting our Sisters’ which highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.
We will be celebrating Black history across the school. Next week (week beginning 16th October) Years 2 to 6 will have a workshop to explore the struggles and achievements of historic and contemporary black women from the past 250 years. The focus will be on women such as abolitionist Mary Prince and civil rights activist Rosa Parks, alongside child protestor Ruby Bridges whose rebellious act of simply going to school made her a symbol for the discrimination faced by so many. The children will learn how the actions of women, from Africa and the Caribbean, to America and England, have shaped our history.
Please could we have a contribution of £2 for the workshop paid via ParentPay by Friday 13th October 2023.