Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK and it's been celebrated nationwide every year for nearly 40 years.

This month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations.

Now, Black History Month has expanded to include the history of not just Afro- Caribbean black people but all black people in general. This year our focus has been on the role of significant Black women in history. At St. Andrew's, each year group have studied a different individual - for example Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Mary Seacole.

Year 6 read out the 'Caged Bird' poems that they had written (after studying Maya Angleou) in our Friday Celebration Assembly and Mrs Mudd led a special Black History Month assembly.