Black History Month / Big Me Day
During October, the UK celebrates Black History Month, which is an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people. At Saint Catherine’s, we learn about many different black people - both from the past and present - and celebrate their lives and achievements. It lets us live out our values of being curious and active as we learn to love all our neighbours and treat people fairly; not judging them by the colour of their skin and living in God’s image and likeness.
Learning about their contributions helps us to understand and appreciate how lots of these people fought for equal rights. We can live in a world where we can ‘dream as big as we want to be’. This year we will be celebrating Big Me Day on Thursday 22nd October. On this day, we ask that children come to school dressed as the job they want to do when they’re older. Throughout October, they will learn about the jobs and contributions the focused individuals had on the world so we hope this will inspire children to think of their dreams. We ask that children bring in £1 to donate to School Fund and Action Aid.
We look forward to learning about their aspirations!
Click below to explore the people we are looking at this year.
Rosa Parks, Handa’s Surprise
and some famousinventors
Mae C Jemison and Bisi Ezerioha.
Rosa Parks &our very own
Joan & Blossom from the school kitchen
Mary Seacole and Mae. C Jemison.
Nelson Mandela and Lenny Henry.
Harriet Tubman & Benjamin Zephaniah.
Interesting YouTube Links