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Celebrating Black History Month

This year Black History Month was celebrated with many different types of activities and workshops that were held in and around Frederick Bremer.

We kicked the month off by having the First Year of Wind Rush Day as our Theme of the Week. Pupil’s discussed the Wind Rush and the different racial injustices that took place. They also discussed the importance to not only remember Wind Rush but to celebrate Wind Rush Day every year.

Leanne Robinson, famously known as the lead female actor in the West End play ‘The Book of Mormon’, came to host a session with the very lucky Year 10’s. Not only was there a Q & A session but the BRIT School graduate also hosted a drama session. Frederick Bremer pupils were also involved in workshops hosted by Martin Spafford over two days, who came in to talk about different key people that made a significant impact on the world as we now know it today.

The humanities department hosted a ‘Black History Month Movie Evening’ to Year 7’s, showing Kevin Harts ‘Guide for Black History’, which showcased the fascinating contributions of black history’s unsung heroes.

We finished the month of with our ‘Drop everything and read Black History Month’.  This activity allowed the whole school to read and learn together. At the beginning of each lesson each year group were able to piece together a story from a current or past figure in black history. The pupils learnt about Floella Benjamin, Mary Seacole, Nelson Mandela, David Lammy

and Michael Omari ‘Stormzy’.

Not only has it been a fun and fantastic beginning to Black History Month, it definitely has been an educational one.