This year we celebrated Black History Month 2023 by studying a variety of famous Black musicians. The children listened to pieces of music and learnt a little of the musicians behind the words. On Tuesday 7th November, we brought this work to a conclusion by holding a whole school celebration assembly.
After learning about why it is so important that we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Black people, and of the work by Carter Woodson to bring Black people to the history books, each class performed a song they had learnt.
The Woodland Class sang ‘Three little birds’ by Bob Marley. The Ocean Class sang ‘Shake’ by Sam Cooke and The Mountains Class sang ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder.
It was a joyful and happy way to acknowledge to importance of Black History Month and, in turn, recognise people who have been unfairly treated through no fault of their own.