History brought to life

A Raynes Park primary school celebrated Black History Month in style with a range of events to mark the achievements of black people throughout history.

Joseph Hood Primary School in Whatley Avenue, Raynes Park decided to mark this year’s celebration with a series of special events and visits from various luminaries to support Black History Month, which is held every October in Britain.

Head Teacher, Anita Gunputh explains.

‘Both the teachers and pupils really enjoyed taking part in the activities organised for black history month. Everyone in the school community was talking about the events and what they had learnt. We spend a great deal of time in school doing PSHE Activities (Personal, Social, Health Education), but the visitors really brought this alive for the pupils. It was really exciting for the pupils to be able to find out about the world of work and celebrate the achievements of black people today. This is a project we intend to make an annual event.’

As part of the week-long celebration, Anita Gunputh invited Major Glen Lindsay and his army team to talk to pupils about a career in the army and lead a range of team-building and problem-soling activities. A photograph of this visit is attached.


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