Black History Month

In the Junior school, Black History Month was introduced with an assembly based around David Olusoga's Black and British book, highlighting the presence of Black people in Britain and Black Britons going back centuries; about Black figures in history such as Emperor Septimus Severus from modern day Libya and John Blanke, a musician in the Tudor court.

Pupils celebrated Black British classical musicians such as Sheku Kanneh-Mason and 18th century composer Charles Ignatious Sancho and across the school, form teachers read books by Black British authors or featuring Black British characters, including Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman, If All the World Were by Joseph Coelho and Coming to England by Floella Benjamin.

Every class in Key Stage 2 has also had a dedicated lesson on Black British History. Year 3 learnt about the contribution of Black Londoners, Year 4 studied World War I while Year 5 looked at Windrush. Year 6 pupils spent time exploring the contribution of African and Asian soldiers in World War 2.