Unity In Diversity
In the week where it was announced that the ‘Stormzy effect’ had led to a 3% rise in the number of black students being admitted to The University of Cambridge, Year 11 took it upon themselves to make sure that they did their bit to raise the profile of the national importance of Black History Month at Senior Boys.
Pupils undertook a vast deal of research on the topic with each presenting on different areas which celebrate the achievements of global icons such as Maya Angelou, Jesse Owens, Stormzy himself and, also, notoriously overlooked historical pioneers such as Mary Seacole.
It was clear that they learnt a great deal from the experience, with pupils expressing surprise and concern to discover that racial inequality is still a major issue in society with the Met Police’s published statistics indicating that black teenagers are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than their white peers.
As the boys themselves stated in their presentations:
“We should all make sure that we stand up and use our voice to challenge all forms of discrimination - everyone must have their voices heard.”