20th October 21
The school has been giving serious thought to its approach to diversity and inclusion this half of term.
As part of this, Departments have been finding ways to celebrate the spirit of October’s Black History Month. To give you a flavour, the Geography Department has organised a screening of an online theatre production by Complicite called ‘Can I live?’ which explores the relationship between sustainability and issues of social justice, including race.
The English Department welcomed Barbadian poet Andisa Andwele to school as part of our National Poetry Day celebrations.
Drama has been using extracts from the podcasts of Ugandan, George the Poet, and is exploring the race-themed play Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
The Modern Foreign Languages Department have been using music of black origin in their lessons, such as songs by Afro-Peruvian Susana Baca.
The History Department led a whole-school Callover framing the complex issues around Black History Month, but making the case that we still need it, even as we work to embed awareness of racial issues more deeply than an annual focus can achieve.