Black History Month at PHC

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As part of her role as Head of Year 10, Princess has been working to develop initiatives that will raise the profile of the BAME community within PHC and amongst the wider community. Princess has written a short blog about the importance of the Black History Month...

Every October, since 1987, the UK has observed Black History Month. This month provides an opportunity for people to reflect and look back at events and people that have played an important part in getting black people to where we are now and to also celebrate all those things.

Black History Month is also a month to consider how to move forward even stronger but also a time to share our rich history with other communities to help in widening their knowledge of people and events that are unfortunately not taught in British History often.

As someone who is always keen to learn about the past, I have loved being able to explore Black History in more detail and share it with others. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to be given a chance to organise an assembly, with the help of some of my fellow boarders, based on Black History Month to introduce this years’ Black History Month to PHC. We were able to share the stories of pivotal figures important to us such as Claudette Colvin, Wilma Rudolph and Rosa Parks and how they changed the World in their own unique ways. In addition to this, we were able to agree as a school community that sharing Black History and being inclusive of all backgrounds is important all year round and something that we should always aim to achieve and is therefore something that our school community will be working towards.

I am very excited and looking forward to working with my fellow students, teachers and the wider PHC community as we work towards our goal of being even more inclusive and diverse; including a review of the school curriculum.

I hope that you enjoy the remainder of Black History Month and discover aspects of Black History that you were not previously aware of.  

Please click here to view the assembly presentation Princess created.

Well done Princess!

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