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Black History Month

Black History Month in the UK begins on 1 October and students have been finding out more about the History of Black History Month during form time.
You can watch a video from Ms Moore, Curriculum Leader of History:

Black History Month Kate Moore

Students have been encouraged to do their own research and reading.

• Recommended reading includes Sugar in the Blood by Andrea Stuart; The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire by David Olusoga; A Fistful of Shells by Toby Green; Black Tudors by Miranda Kaufmann; Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga.
The books are available from the School Library – see Mrs Sutton to reserve them.

• Leeds Black History Walk on 3 October 2020, 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4 pm, meeting at the Parkinson Steps, University of Leeds. Joe Williams’ History walk will expose unseen narratives: The African presence in Yorkshire goes back 2000 years, when African priests, soldiers, merchants and others operated in Roman York. Book tickets here

• There’s a range of BBC Resources including a collection of programmes exploring black history and culture on BBC iPlayer 

KS3 resources on CBBC website 

KS4 and KS5 Notting Hill Carnival podcast 

 

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