Black History Month 2004
Plans are already underway for another exciting celebration of Black History Month at Henry Compton School, building on the successes of the last few years. So far we have had positive responses from Kick It Out, Show Racism the Red Card, Operation Black Vote, Passionet online booksellers, The Museum of Immigration and Diversity, and Ethosltd who have all agreed to participate in our annual 'Raising Horizons' seminars and Question Time.
We have also entered Omar Dixon and Cameron Greene in year 9, into the Black History Challenge organised by the 100 Black Men of London Organisation. This is the first time that we have entered this competition and are hopeful of doing very well.
Students in year 8 and year 11 will be working with Performing Arts students from Hammersmith and West London College on a 'Street Dancing' workshop which will be performed to their year groups.
We shall be hosting our first Black History Month debate with either Lady Margaret's or Hurlingham and Chelsea School on the motion 'This House believes that schools should be promoting Black History Month.'
There will also be an International Food Day as well as assemblies and activities for students in PSHE lessons.
You can enter the BHM competition by downloading the questions here . The thirty students with the highest scores will be the guests at our International Food Day lunch.
I would also like to recommend the following play that is touring for Black History Month:
'I have before me a remarkable document given to me by a young lady from Rwanda'
by Sonja Linden (click here for details)
If you would like to find out about important individuals that have played a prominent role in Black British History then you make like to take part in the Black Britons Webquest or read about them on the Spartacus website
If you want to read an excellent (and very detailed) website about the history of black footballers in Britain then check this out.