October is Black History month. On Monday the children from year 1 to 6 were involved in workshops delivered by the Freshwater Theatre Company. The workshops were interactive and engaging. The presenter used props and encouraged children to act out scenes to help bring the workshop alive.
The children were taught a bit about slavery and about 6 notable ‘unsung heroes’ such as:
Walter Tull (28 April 1888 – 25 March 1918) one of the first black professional footballers to play in the football league. He was also the first black officer to lead white British soldiers in battle during World War one.
Sam King originally from Jamaica served in the Royal Air Force. He came to England on the famous Empire Windrush crossing in 1948. He became Mayor of Southwark and was awarded an MBE for outstanding services to Britain.
Thank you to Nina Hall for organising these workshops.