As part of Black History Month, Year 1 has been learning about Floella Benjamin and her journey to England from Trinidad. We had some incredible discussion about the fact that her experiences when first arriving in the UK were not positive, as some people made judgements about her based on the colour of her skin.
We reflected on our differences, our similarities, and talked about how our country is made up of great people from all over the world, each bringing amazing elements of their home countries for us to enjoy and appreciate!
As a school we held a Black History Month exhibition. The children were absolutely amazing! They were able to talk about what they had learnt about Baroness Floella Benjamin and showed visitors their amazing portraits, fact files and so much more.