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Black History Month

Black History Month

While black history is celebrated year round, Black History Month is marked annually. It recognises and values the inspirational individuals and events that have shaped the black generation. During Black History Month, we remember and celebrate the important people from the past and also those who contribute to and help our society today.

If you can offer any assistance or would like to help out in your child’s class during Black History Month, please speak to the class teacher, we welcome all offers! We would particularly like to welcome minority ethnic and non-British born parents to come into school to speak to the class or share information about their backgrounds.

The month of October is Black History Month in the UK, and teachers at Coleridge have planned a series of lessons, activities and assemblies to take place in October designed to explore this area of the curriculum.

Topics covered and activities will include:

  • assemblies and lessons
  • focusing on key black historical figures
  • African stories
  • thriving black communities from B.C.E to the present day
  • racism, segregation and the slave trade
  • African dance
  • mask-making and African art
  • traditional African and Caribbean cooking
  • Year 6 visit to Basquiet exhibition
  • drumming workshops in Year 5 with Ben Edwards

Is there something you can offer or suggest? We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at or speak to your class teacher.

Click here for our Black History Month flyer.

Click here to see some of the books we will be reading as part of Black History Month.