October is Black History Month in the UK.
It’s a month to celebrate the continued achievements and contributions of Black people to the UK and around the world.
It’s also a time for continued action to tackle racism, reclaim Black history, and ensure Black history is represented and celebrated all year round.
This year inspired by Black Lives Matter; Black History Month UK is also launching a new campaign for Black History Month 2021 called ‘Proud To Be’.
The campaign encourages Black and Brown people including celebrities to share what they are proud to be – as part of a month-long celebration of the incredible richness and diversity of Black and Brown heritage in the UK.
To help celebrate we have linked a few resources for students and families to access at home:
• https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4jw4xs (KS2 & 3)
• Sir Frank Bowling themed Art Activity
• Black History Month Research Activity
• Black Britton’s who paved the way – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SsprpsHSdU
Still looking for more resources? Why not celebrate Black History Month by learning more about extraordinary figures in black history and adding incredible picture books, fiction and poetry collections by black writers to your reading list.
Check out the link below to find a list of amazing books aimed for children from Key stage 1 – Key stage 4: