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Black History Month

posted 22 Oct 2014, 09:05 by Amanda Waind   [ updated 22 Oct 2014, 09:19 ]

During October’s Black History Month and as part of their topic and PSHE work, Year 2 have been learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. 

We have studied Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela and Mary Seacole. The class have learnt about how hard it must be when you are faced with a situation that you want to change – or when something you care about is threatened.  But that it is amazing what a difference it can make when lots of people speak out about something that is unfair.

Y2’s Rosa Parks Display

Year 2 have talked about the importance of speaking up about issues that we think are unfair, wherever we encounter them: in our own lives, in our school and in the wider community.


Mrs Waind and some Year 2 pupils shared some of this in whole school News assembly earlier this week.


Let us always remember the words of Nelson Mandela:
“What matters in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the life of others that
will determine the significance of the life we lead.”