Solihull students celebrate Black History Month - The Solihull Observer

Solihull students celebrate Black History Month

Solihull Editorial 18th Oct, 2023   0

A SOLIHULL school is hosting a range of events to celebrating Black History Month.

Black History Month began in the US in the 1920s, and was first celebrated in the UK in 1987.

It provides everyone with the chance to celebrate and understand the impact of black culture and heritage.

This month Lyndon School will be delivering assemblies, tutor time activities, and lesson enhancements which explore black figures hidden from history, intersectional issues such as those experienced by black women, and people of colour in the LGBTQ+ community.

They will also support their learners to plan and deliver presentations on their own experiences of being black within our local communities.

In addition, their catering service will be offering foods from black communities around the world, including jollof rice from West Africa and jerk chicken from the Caribbean.

Abid Butt, Headteacher at Lyndon said: “Here at Lyndon School, our learners are taught, and can articulate, the rights they are entitled to under the UN Charter on the Rights of the Child, including their right to freedom from discrimination and their right to learn about the cultural heritage of both themselves and others.

“We take these rights seriously, embedding opportunities to develop learner understanding of each other’s histories and understand that all learners have an equal right to a positive future.”

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