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Black History Month

Did you know October is Black History Month?

This year our whole school took part in a range of African themed workshops during Black History Month.  We had African story telling, recreating the traditional tale of Anansi the Spiderman.  We made African masks, using symmetrical patterns with different colours which symbolised different meanings.  We took part in African drumming which really went down with a bang and finally we also got to really shake our stuff in the African dance workshop! We had so much fun and can't wait for more events like this in the future!

 

 
 
 
 

We had a visit from the Rainbow Theatre East Company who helped us to re-enact some famous scenes from history which were instrumental in changing the world.

 

We had a chance to experience the scene on the bus when Rosa Parks bravely refused to give up her seat to a white person. 

 

We then had a chance to take part in a protest about segregation and to hear Martin Luther King's legendary "I have a Dream" speech.

 

This experience really made us think about what life used to be like - not so long ago - for people who weren't white - and how figures such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, who stood up for what they believed in, and what they knew was right, enabled us to live in harmony as we do today.

A visit from Martin Luther King!

 

 

 

We were so happy and grateful for the opportunity we were given this week where we got to deeper our understanding of the extraordinary life of Martin Luther King and to learn more about Racism and Slavery.  We were all astonished at the good that one man could do to affect the world!  

 

Did you know that Martin Luther King was stabbed and survived - but was then later shot dead?

 

Amira  & Joe  - Year 6

 

 

 

Martin Luther King explained to us that black people had worse food and shops than white people.  We all thought this was a disgrace - we all put our hands up to say how bad we thought it was and now we are going to make a poster explaining how we feel about it and to show our support for Martin Luther King's beliefs. 

 

Robert & Gjeka - Year 6

 

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