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Black History Month

Posted: 17th October 2019 | Category: Headmaster's Blog

Skippers is very proud of - and very good at - nurturing and developing each and every child’s personal, social and moral development. It is a real strength of the school and this week we have been focusing upon Black History Month.

On Monday I presented an assembly to the whole school on the role that Britain has played - good and bad - on tackling racism in society and the vital importance of actively promoting tolerance, respect and understanding of diversity. We were able to celebrate the achievements of individuals both past and present who have achieved great success against the odds, including the recent success of Dina-Asher Smith at the World Athletics Championships. I also spoke about the challenges of tackling racism in football, which turned out to be particularly relevant given the events of this week in Bulgaria!

In their Votes for Schools sessions the children have been discussing how music can challenge racism in society and it has been an engaging and inspiring week for all. Despite the progress that has been made, the children at Skippers understand that racism must always be challenged.

We will of course be making our support visible by taking part in Wear Red Day this week: please feel free to text RED to 70470 to donate £1.

Best wishes,

Mark Hammond.

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