Black History Month -Reading suggestions for parents and carers

Dear parents & careers, 

Central Primary school is a diverse community, which is something that we take great pride in. At Central, everyone is welcome, and we teach our pupils that it doesn’t matter about what you look like, what you sound like or where you come from. Everyone is different and everyone is equal. Unfortunately, some people are still being treated unfairly just because of the colour of their skin. We want to teach our pupils to see people for who they are and how they make them feel. 

At Central, every member of staff strives to achieve equality and make this world a better place for future generations. October is Black History Month and as a school we celebrate this important time in many different ways: Our children will be involved in a wide range of activities within which they will explore, learn, understand and become more aware of black history, and the inspiring stories therein, that have changed the world for the better. 

To support us this month we would like parents and carers to be involved. Mr Perulero has created a list of books to support us in our teaching of black history and the significant events in the movement against racism. These books will provide our pupils with a deeper understanding of black history, and the ongoing discrimination that many black people still face today, and provide our pupils with the knowledge to recognise and contribute to the equal society that we hope to create. Therefore, It is really important that we work in partnership to encourage our pupils to talk to their friends and families about this issue, because when we work together, we can create change. We can build a better and kinder world for our future. As a school, we are hopeful of this change because we believe in our pupils, because one day they will be older and they will be looking after the world and all the people in it.

Kind regards,

Mrs Perry and Mr Perulero

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