What do we know about Black History Month?
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the Peace and Justice that was brought to many cultures along with gaining and understanding of the hardship that people around the world went through.
On Thursday 10th October and Friday 11th October, Reception to Year 6 will be taking part in a number of activities to celebrate the history and learn from using our rights and respecting.
Whole School- Story telling
Reception- African Dancing and drumming with story telling
Year 1- African Dancing and drumming with story telling
Year 2- Adrinkra Printing
Year 3- Creating Safari animals out of recycled plastic
Year 5- Dance
Year 6- Story telling on Fair trade
A list of people who have contributed to peace. These include efforts from politicians, humanitarians and spiritual figures.
Mikhail Gorbachev Made a lasting contribution to world peace through his determination to reform the Soviet Union. Gorbachev initiated proposals to reduce the number of nuclear arms and helped to end the Cold War. Also, Gorbachev allowed Eastern European countries to break away from Communist rule and become democratic states. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1990.
Nelson Mandela Made a significant contribution to peace in South Africa. Although imprisoned for fighting apartheid, he was released and became first democratically elected President. Mandela sought to forgive and work with the former white minority. Mandela became a global symbol of goodwill and how people can make a real contribution to peace. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 (jointly with F.W. de Klerk)
Lech Walesa Leader of Polish Solidarity Movement had helped to bring about the end of one-party Communist rule. Became the first non-Communist President in 1991. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983.
Mahatma Gandhi – Inspired Indians to independence through a path of non-violence. To Gandhi, the road to the goal was as important as the goal itself.
U Thant was a Burmese diplomat and the third United Nations Secretary-General. U Thant played a crucial role in diffusing the Cuban Missile Crisis and was widely respected for his calmness, detachment and commitment to conflict resolution in his role as UN Secretary General.
Betty Williams along with Mairead Corrigan co-founded the Community of Peace People – an organisation dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the Northern Ireland conflict. She was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Corrigan in 1976.
Tegla Laroupe Kenya marathon runner and peace activist. Widely praised for promoting peace amongst African tribes. In 2003, Laroupe created an annual series of Peace Marathons sponsored by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation.
Martin Luther King Non-violent civil rights leader. King promoted an end to discrimination through an inclusive philosophy of non-violent protest and mutual co-operation. He also spoke out against the Vietnam war.
Muhammad Ali When Ali refused to fight in Vietnam, it was a controversial decision which cost him his professional boxing licence. However, Ali’s principled stance was increasingly appreciated as the war became more unpopular.
Malala Yousafzai Pakistani schoolgirl who overcame assassination attempt by Taliban to campaign for universal access to education. The youngest person to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2013.