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Black History Month

Posted on: 19/10/2018

To acknowledge that October is Black History Month Amber O’Connor, who works for the Quality, Diversion and Inclusion team At De Montfort University, visited The Lancaster Academy to deliver Black History workshops to both Year 7 and 8 students. Year 10 students assisted the Year 7 and 8 students by leading them in small groups.

The focus of the workshops was identity and role models. To begin, the group used poetry to inspire thoughts and considerations around their own identity. The students then worked in groups to explore a variety of role models. Students were provided with a biography, a childhood photo and video footage of four current role models: Anthony Joshua, Stormzy, Colin Kaepernick and Baroness Lawrence. After exploring the figures students were given the opportunity to consider how each role model is inspirational and influential.  Using the information gathered students will be creating their own mission statements.

All of the students were engaged and contributed thoughtful comments. The students worked well in teams and produced work that demonstrated their engagement and understanding. The Year 10 students were helpful and friendly; guiding the Year 7 and 8's to produce their own ideas.

Well done all!

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