Proud To Be... October 2021
PROUD TO BE
To celebrate Black History Month, this October as a school we decided to take part in a project. In Key Stage 2, we focussed on the contributions and lives of those who came to Britain as part of the Windrush Generation.
In Key Stage 1 and EYFS, we looked at different parts of African and Caribbean culture and at significant individuals who have been inspirational and have left an impressive mark on the world.
Throughout the two-week project children across the school had the chance to take part in workshops, discussions and creative activities. The children were insightful, inspiring and showed just bright the future is going to be.
In Year 3, the children talked about how it might feel to move to a country for the first time.
To launch the project on Monday 4th October, Mr Daniel came to talk to the children in Key Stage 2 about his firsthand experience of moving to England as a young child and some of the challenges that he faced. The children got a chance to ask questions and understand how life was for people of the Windrush Generation.
As well as this, children in Key Stage 1, listened to the experiences of Mrs Peters who moved to England as part of the Windrush Generation and they were encouraged to ask their family members questions about what their lives were like in the past.