2 November 2018

Students from Manchester University kindly presented a series of talks and workshops based on aspects highlighted during Black History Month.

Year 8 students took part in a range of exciting and thought provoking activities, exploring the continent of Africa, musical genres, equality and discovering how the lives of millions were tragically affected by the slave trade.

Our students explored equality and prejudice before breaking into groups to write a letter or design a poster for an issue they felt strongly about. Each group then gave a short presentation and discussed the reasons for their choices.

The workshops came to a close with a #Take10 group reading of the book 'Son of Africa', the inspiring story of Olaudah Equiano, who was kidnapped and made into a slave at the age of eleven but grew to become a 'free man' and work tirelessly to abolish the slave trade. 

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