Black History Month & Culture Day 2023
Throughout October students have had a range of opportunities available to celebrate Black History Month. These ranged from morning reading activities to a flash dance mob in the playground, and some highlights are included here. Our thanks to the Sixth Form students, Ms Nti, Ms Faucher, and Mrs Vines for their work bringing together the programme of events.
The Black History Month bake sale during lunchtime on Monday 6th October was an incredible success, raising an impressive £181 for a meaningful cause. Parents, teachers, and students all pitched in to help raise money for Ment4, an organisation dedicated to supporting youths affected by knife crime. Their mission revolves around providing essential mentorship, guidance, and resources to empower young individuals, helping them navigate the challenges they face in the aftermath of such incidents.
On Friday 13th October our Year 11 students had a special visit from actor Araloyin Oshunremi, star of Top Boy. Araloyin shared his inspiring journey and offered valuable insights into his experiences in the entertainment industry. Students had the chance to ask thought-provoking questions about his career the challenges he faced, and the importance of representation in the media. During the Q&A session, Araloyin emphasised the significance of hard work and dedication as keys to success. as well as the importance of resilience and the ability to learn from setbacks.
Our Sixth Form students organised our third student-led culture day on Friday 20th October, celebrating the whole range of cultures within our school community. Sixth Form students wore cultural clothing to celebrate their heritage and ancestry, with a fashion show taking place in the sports hall during lunchtime to showcase this celebration. Countries represented by those involved included; the Philippines, Sudan, Bosnia, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Congo, Morroco, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Algeria, Somalia, Pakistan, and Romania. The students showcased their flags and attire to a packed crowd!