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Guru Nanak Multi Academy Trust

Black History Month

Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in October 1987. While the United Kingdom commemorates the event in October, Canada and America celebrate the month in February.

Black History Month was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a historian who wanted to ensure that significant contributions made by African American men and women throughout history, would never be forgotten. 

For the first time, Year 1 to Year 6 dedicated time in honour of Black History Month. Each year group was assigned a unique significant person linked to Black History.

Year 1-focused on Nelson Mandela

Year 2-focused on Mary Seacole

Year 3-focused on Rosa Parks

Year 4-focused on Claudia Jones

Year 5-focusd on Martin Luther King

Year 6-focused on Malcolm X

All classes took this opportunity to honour the too-often neglected accomplishments of these people. This was done through a range of lessons and activities. Evidence of this is now on display in the Primary Multi Purpose Hall. We encourage you to go and have a look.

All of our efforts in commemorating Black History Month have been very successful and we hope Black History Month will be a permanent fixture on the Primary Calendar.

See our displays by clicking here