October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK. For the whole month, events celebrating Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community history will take place up and down the country.
At Langley, we have been celebrating the wide range and variety of contributions Black and Asian individuals have made during Black History month.
We began with a series of thought provoking chapel services that reflected on the contributions made by black and ethnic individuals, who have overcome and battled many different challenges. These individuals included: Jesse Owens, Mary Seacole and Johnson Beharry VC.
Our Year 8 pupils from the Senior and Prep school all took part in a series of different cross-curricular activities, to give them a greater understanding about people from different cultures. Workshops included: English and Drama African storytelling workshop, Art practical on Jean-Michel Basquiat, RS investigation into Harriet Tubman, fact-finding mission on Walter Tull and African drumming.
All our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experiences and no doubt learnt more about the role Black and Ethnic Minorities have played in scoping British History.
Thanks to all the visitors and staff who organised an interesting range of different activities for the pupils. Special thanks to Mr Rob White and Mr Iain Felton who helped to coordinate and organise the day.