At Otford we believe it is important our children learn about a wide breadth of key
influencers within our curriculum. We promote this by ensuring there is a range of rich ethnic and
cultural diversity between the key influencers both past and present.
Black History Month
Awareness of the history of white British people is well-established, but black British history is under-reported and under-represented. Black History Month in the UK celebrates the history, arts and culture of black and brown British people and helps us all learn more about our shared history as Britons.
During Black History Month, each year group will be invited to explore a different ‘big question’ which relates to an aspect of black history, art or culture. We look forward to sharing what we have learned in a special celebration assembly at the end of the month.
As a school, we believe it is important that we incorporate the teaching of black history throughout the school year and across the whole curriculum so, for example, you will see Year 3 investigate black history in Roman Britain or Year 6 explore the representation of the Windrush scandal when they study the influence of the media.
What would the world be like if we all looked the same?
Which cultures have influenced the way we eat in Britain and why?
How have black people shaped our modern world?
How have the experiences of black people in Britain changed over time?
How have black people challenged injustice in Britain and around the world?
What contribution did black men and women make to Britain's war effort in WW2?
What have black pioneers and innovators contributed to the fields of Science and Politics?
Mo Farrah Nicola Adams Rhys Stevenson
Rhaune Laslett O’Brien
Bristol Bus Boycott
Martin Luther King
US Civil Rights
Kenya environment, women’s rights
West Indian regiment
The Gurkha Brigade
Year 6 to research