Black History Month

This month is ‘Black History Month’.

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February, and the United Kingdom in October.

This week is ‘Black History Week’ at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and today, we are launching this special week in style with African Drumming Workshops for all of the classes. This will culminate in a special assembly to which you are all invited where some of the children will demonstrate their drumming skills. This assembly starts at 2:45pm.

We have asked for a parental contribution of £3.00 per child (£6.00 per family) to cover part of the cost of today’s incredible experience for the boys and girls.

However at present a considerable number of parents have not made this payment.

Please send your payment into school by tomorrow.

During ‘Soft Start’ this week, all of the classes are thinking about Black History Month and celebrating the inspirational work/lives of various individuals.

Other special events this week include our ‘Black History Celebration Day’ on Thursday.

 If anyone would like to cook a traditional African or Caribbean dish for our children to taste on this day then please contact your child’s class teacher, but if cooking isn’t your thing then any offers of help to serve would also be appreciated.

If you are able to help in any way then please come and see me at home time outside the Year 1 classroom.

Click on the link below for further information on Black History Month.

http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

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