At Brentfield, we celebrated Black History Month in a number of ways. Following this year’s theme of ‘Time for Change: Actions Not Words‘, pupils across the school had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of figures who did just that: acted positively for change.
The pupils learnt about Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Mae C Jemison, Marcus Rashford, key figures in the Civil Rights Movement and the women who fought to ensure their voices were heard.
In order to share their fantastic work, we invited parents into school for a Celebration of Learning. They were greeted by some pupils from Year 6 who were peacefully demonstrating for improved rights for women. Pupils proudly shared their work with the parents and confidently explained what they had learnt and how they were going to use this to inspire them to act for positive change.
Following our Celebration of Learning, our wonderful catering team cooked us a fantastic lunch, which we enjoyed sharing together as a school community. The pupils and staff ate delicious treats such as jerk chicken, rice and peas, patties, plantain, Congolese Tilapia fish, Ghanaian Waakye rice, with caramelised pineapple cake for dessert.
We ended our celebrations with an assembly where pupils had the chance to share their learning with their friends. We all learnt so much and will remember the actions that people took in the past to make our futures brighter.