Nord Anglia Education
Nord Anglia
08 November, 2022

Black History Month and Celebrating Internationalism

Here at BISS Puxi, one of our core pillars is Internationalism. We strive for each and every one of our students to become global citizens, who can adapt and thrive in our ever-evolving world.

Our aim is to ensure that, as a school, we celebrate global cultural events that reflect our students, families and communities.

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated Black History Month across the school, with a wide range of cross-curricular activities. We focused on understanding the importance of Black History Month, recognising that in knowing the past, we can shape the future.

Our youngest learners in Early Years and Key Stage 1 enjoyed reading a diverse collection of books, such as Look Up! and Mae Among the Stars, inspired by real-life astronaut, Mae Jemison.

Students in Key Stage 2 studied a whole host of inspirational figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and even sports stars, such as Michael Jordan.

One of the highlights of Black History Month was being able to celebrate our very own sporting legend, Marlon Devonish, who hosted an interactive Q+A session, based on his life and achievements. Students from Years 3 to 6 were invited to share their own questions, creating an excellent opportunity for an open conversation on race, mental health and of course, winning an Olympic gold medal! Marlon’s new book, Our Race, was a central feature to our Black History Month stand and has become a firm fan favourite.

As a school, we are looking forward to continuing to go beyond events and deeply embed a diverse curriculum, so that we can empower our students and celebrate being globally connected.