Black History Month

Last month to celebrate Black History Month 2015 Addeyans were offered a varied programme of activities.

Students attended screenings of a Kirikou et la Sorcière and Chimamanda Ngochi’s TED Talk Why We Should All Be Feminists. Dr Michelle Yaa Asantewa presented her debut novel Elijah to key stage 3 and 4 students and facilitated a question and answer session about becoming a writer. Year 7 students submitted entries to The Voice newspaper’s essay competition, ‘Why Black History Month is important to me’. We are hopeful that the winning submission was one of our many entries.

At the end of the month students and teachers participated in a cultural showcase. The evening programme was filled with heartfelt poetry readings, soulful song and vibrant dance. The highlight of the evening was arguably the cultural fashion show, where students and teachers from diverse cultural backgrounds proudly showcased their cultural dress. 

Many congratulations to Ms Gordon, and all of her team for the excellent and vibrant range of activities