October is Black History Month
October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated for more than 30 years.
The events of 2020 have increased the importance for Black history to be shared more widely – particularly in schools. The increased prevalence of The Black Lives Matter movement in the media will likely to have been noticed by many children.
Talking to children about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement will likely involve facing some really uncomfortable realities like inherent biases or prejudice.
At Fielding, our Values-based ethos equips children with an ethical vocabulary with principles that guide behaviour. Our work actively promotes fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.
During this month, and beyond, we weave key themes of: respect, discrimination, racism and prejudice through a rounded programme of assemblies, lessons and class discussion; which promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.
The BBC have developed some fantastic Black History Month resources which we will use to support our curriculum throughout the year. Click here to view them. https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/black-history-month