Black History Month

Christian Value link: Wisdom and Justice

British Value link: Individual Liberty

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child links:  Article 28 – You have the right to a good quality education. Article 12 – You have the right to express your opinion freely. Article 30 – You have the right to practice your own language, culture and religion.

Throughout October, it has been Black History Month. As part of our history lessons, we have looked at the significance of Rosa Parks. We looked at her life and we tried to think about what it would have been like growing up like Rosa Parks and how she might have felt. We discussed if it was fair that at the age of seven she could tell that she was being treated differently. Then we looked at the event that has a significant impact on history when she refused to stand and give up her seat for a white lady.

Here are some quotes from the children:

“People shouldn’t be treated any different because of the colour of their skin.”

“I feel sad for her because she didn’t do anything wrong.”

“I wouldn’t like to feel like it. It isn’t fair she was made to feel like that ask a child.”