This week, we have been investigating a number of influential black people in recent British history that made a huge impact to society and the way we live our lives today. Across the Trust, we have studied the history of Mary Seacole and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. We have consolidated our learning about them by listening to music – most notably Hiawatha Overture – playing games and completing quizzes relating to these amazing people whilst also handling artefacts such as bloodied bandages and maps of the Crimean War zone.
Year 3 children also had the opportunity to discuss black inventors, like Lewis Howard Latimer, which enabled us to design our own product made with peanuts with inspiration from the ‘Father of the Peanut Industry’ George Washington Carver. At Whitehorse Manor Juniors and Ecclesbourne, we have been cooking and tasting traditional Caribbean foods such as saltfish fritters, fried plantain, coconut ball and banana chip muffins alongside different fruits and snacks.
These were just a selection of the many activities that children have really enjoyed participating in this week. We have learned so much about so many amazing people!