This week in school, we have been delighted to start our annual Black History Month celebrations with a series of educational and informative activities.
We started the week with a fascinating assembly in which we were joined by Dr Marcella Daye from the University of Northampton. Dr Daye spoke to pupils about removing the lasting effects of history and working towards a world that respects human rights and enables sustainable development for everyone.
To accompany this, a fantastic display has been erected in the Senior School foyer which showcases a whole host of key figures for students to research, and we were also treated to music of black origin in the dining hall this lunchtime!
Today’s assembly was expertly delivered by Mrs Vizor, as she spoke to staff and students about black women in space, incorporating important topics from Black History Month and World Space Week. We learnt about Mary Jackson, the first black female engineer at NASA, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to visit space!
We look forward to commemorating Black History Month throughout October, and look forward to sharing more details on social media and in High News throughout the month.