Celebrating Black History Month 2022 at Swanlea School

Why are we celebrating Black History Month? 

People from African and Caribbean backgrounds have been a fundamental part of British history for centuries. However, campaigners believe their value and contribution to society is often overlooked, ignored or distorted. Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture to modern Britain. 

How are we celebrating Black History Month?  

As part of black history month, we have a range of assemblies delivered by senior members of staff focussing on the major contribution of amongst others artists, writers, politicians, scientists, public figures and sports personalities. 

Form groups will research the lives of prominent Black personalities, both past and present, and their achievements with the aim to complete a display challenge.  

We will celebrate the significant contribution of the Windrush generation to the NHS, London Transport and public services with a large display in the Mall.  

The Library will promote the works of Black writers to encourage students to read the very best of Black British literature.  

The school will highlight other major contributions by Black people and their role in creating the modern, vibrant, diverse society that is Britain today.