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Activity 2 Black History Month

In the Autumn term, all the children at Preston will be looking at Black History Month. Every class will pick a person or event to focus on, as well as take the opportunity to promote discussions on equality, diversity and culture during their class assembly time.

The aim of the Black History Month project is to raise the awareness and profile of the contribution of black historical figures to the development of the modern world. At Preston we feel it is vital to broaden our students’ horizons and fully recognise the contributions of the black community.

 Year 6 Black History

We celebrated BHM this October by researching many influential black musicians, politicians and historical figures. Along with writing biographical accounts of these amazing people, we created artwork to adorn our walls too!

Year 5 Black History

Hazel Class have been learning about Nelson Mandela during October as a celebration of Black History Month. The children have been really compelled in learning about the struggles of Mandela and his people in relatively recent times.

YEAR 2 Benjamin Zephaniah Poetry

As part of our work on Black History Month, we have been learning about Benjamin Zephaniah and his poetry. We worked in groups to learn verses of his poem, "Pencil Me In". Some of us added actions and expression to enhance our performance.

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In our science lessons we have found out lots of facts about Dr Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. After doing our research, we created fact sheets about her

Year 6 ISA Bold Black Women in History

A group of Year 6 girls took on this project of highlighting some very influential black women in history.

Newspaper article covering our drumming workshop