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Celebrating Black History Month

Tue, Oct 5th, 2021
Worth School

Huge congratulations to four of our students who spoke powerfully and eloquently about Black History Month in assembly yesterday.

The dedicated assembly launched a series of events at Worth to celebrate this important month. Later this week there will be a Black History Month film night for Sixth Form students, it will also be celebrated in tutor time, lessons, PSHE and Wednesday Worship, there is a display of books and recommended reads in the school library, while the Catering department are planning to prepare some meals from the continent of Africa over the next fortnight.

Yesterday’s assembly began with an introduction as to why we celebrate Black History Month, two students each shared a story of an unsung hero, with one talking about her grandmother who was part of the Windrush generation, another student read an extract from one of Dr Martin Luther King’s sermons and then a poem was read. There was then a hymn before assembly finished with a prayer.

Black History Month was first launched in London in the 1980s. It gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand black heritage and culture.