17 October 2019

BINF- Black History Celebration Assembly

As a multi-cultural school, we always celebrate the achievements of the children and adults in our community and throughout our curriculum.  We work together, learn together, laugh together and grow together as a Beulah family.  The month of October is set aside to learn about, honour and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history.  In today’s assembly, our reception children told us that over 90 years ago an inventor called Garrett Morgan invented traffic lights with three colours.  Green class made an amazing Kente Cloth after hearing ‘The Spider Weaver – Legend of the Kente cloth. Inspired by Martin Luther King Purple class made their own ‘I have a dream machines’. Year two learnt about Mae Jemison, the first black African, American woman to go into space. Using the words of encouragement that her parents had used to help her to ‘reach for the stars’ – ‘If you dream it, if you believe it and work hard for it, you can achieve it,’ year 2 thought about their future and I was delighted to hear that we have aspiring teachers, vets, doctors and Police officers.  Children from Purple class also played a Kuku rhythm on the djembe drums, Kuku was originally used in Africa to celebrate the women returning from fishing trips.  The whole school sang a song from Senegal called Fatou Yo and we all enjoyed singing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”.

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Published on 17th October, 2019

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