During the month of October, pupils were encouraged to take part in celebrating Black History Month by completing a project about someone from Black History who had inspired them and the response from children was amazing!
Teachers guided and supported the pupil’s research by exploring different inspirational figures in classrooms from the modern-day and the past. Assemblies took the opportunity to discuss questions like, “Why are sportsmen and women taking the knee?” as well as sharing pupil’s work on individuals from Katherine Johnson to Nelson Mandela to Dame Shirley Bassey to Sir Trevor McDonald.
Pupils took care to research different people and showed a huge amount of attention to detail in the work they produced at home and shared via Google Classroom. Children got the opportunity to share their projects in class with their friends and discuss why they’d picked each person who had inspired them. Projects included portraits, fact files, presentations, biographies, poetry, and even a magazine that collected work from Year 6. You can view some of the portraits below.
We all discovered so much while celebrating the achievements of so many different people.
During November and December, we will be looking at inspirational figures with disabilities as UK Disability month (18th November – 18th December) takes the opportunity to look at the theme, Access, asking, “How far have we come?” and “How far have we to go?”.
By Francesca Y2
By Grace Y3
By Gamu Y6