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Black History Month

Posted on: 01/11/2023

Last week saw the end of another successful Black History Month at Blenheim where departments across the school embraced this year’s theme; Saluting our Sisters. The History department began the month by attending a lecture at Gordon’s School on the subject of ‘The Legacy of the British Empire’ where they heard from three panellists, Dr Nigel Biggar and Dr Abigail Branford from Oxford University as well as Professor Alan Lester, Sussex University.Twenty Year 11 and Sixth Form History students listened to their arguments about the BritishEmpire and had the opportunity to ask questions. 

Elsewhere in October, departments took the opportunity to discuss, learn and create resources about women within their department that students may not have known about. This included students researching and creating presentations on pioneering black women in politics, as well as year 7 students discussing poems about Mary Seacole. In Drama, Year 9 incorporated Black History Month into their practical lessons by creating freeze frames. I would like to thank all departments and students that supported Black History Month this year, it is not a topic that is exclusive to the History classroom and it has been wonderful to see the different women students have had the chance to learn about as well as the excellent work produced by students.Should you wish to find out more about the work of the Black History Organisation please click here

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