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On Friday 11th October GNSA Primary took part in Black History Day.

Throughout the month of October the UK takes part in Black History Month where children learn about different, significant, historical individuals who fought to improve the rights and lives of those who had been mistreated and discriminated against because of the colour of their skin.

Each year group learnt about two historical individuals who made similar contributions or did similar actions to try and improve their societies. They thought about how they faced their challenges, never gave up and what impact they had then and now.

They found out about:

Year 1 - Mary Seacole and Mae C Jemison

Year 2 - Louis Armstrong and Oprah Winfrey

Year 3 - Rosa Parks and Jesse Owens

Year 4 - Maya Angelou and Zora Neale Hurston

Year 5 - Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Barack Obama

Year 6 - Olaudah Equiano and Harriet Tubman

It is really important that our children recognise that throughout history people have been treated differently based on how they look but that certain individuals have battled through challenges to stop this. Hopefully our children were inspired to make a difference and stand up against discrimination, learning that everyone deserves to be given the same chances and treated with respect.