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Black History Month​​​​​​​

October is when we mark Black History Month and throughout the year our history curriculum acknowledges black history. This year we have already looked at the Bristol Bus Boycott, the Mangrove 9 and the achievements of Mary Seacole. We will in the future be looking at Black Tudors, the Haitian Revolution and complete a unit on Migration which incorporates those who have moved from the Caribbean and Africa as well as other parts of Europe and Ireland.

There are many fascinating people to find out about including Lillian Bader who was born in 1918 in Liverpool and went on to become one of the very first black women to join the British Armed forces. Our unit on World War One with Year 8 will look in depth at the contribution made by soldiers from the empire, but why not look up Walter Tull who was a black professional footballer who went on to fight in the War.

Year 7 and 8 will be completing a research project on black history over the half term, so keep a look out for it on Show My Homework. In the meantime, here are some interesting websites to visit:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433196

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41775249