To celebrate Black History Month, student members of the African Caribbean Society (ACS) hosted the whole school assembly this week. Using Marian Wright Edelman’s quote, “You can’t be what you can’t see” as inspiration, the students showcased successful black individuals who have influenced the music, business, fashion and film industries.
These included Croydon-born music artist Stormzy who has funded a Scholarship for Black UK Students at Cambridge University; British rapper Swiss who set up Black Pound Day, encouraging people to spend with black businesses the first Saturday of every month; fashion designer Ozwald Boateng who trailblazed contemporary tailoring and those in the film industry such as award-winning screenwriter and actor Michaela Coel, famed for May I Destroy You and Chewing Gum.
The whole school is being encouraged to “Dig Deeper, Look Closer, Think Bigger” for Black History Month, through inspiring displays, across various lessons, a film screening of Get Out (open to Fifth Year and Sixth Form students) on Tuesday 11 October and talks from special guests (to be announced) before and after half term.
Stay tuned for updates as activity takes place throughout the month.
Here are a group of First Years exploring the BHM display as part of a lesson:
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