Each year since 1987, the UK has officially designated October as Black History Month.
It is an annual celebration of achievements, experiences and contributions of black people – celebrating the history, arts and culture of black British people.
Awareness of, and education about, the history of white British people is well-established, but black history is underreported and underrepresented.
Dedicating a month to it every year helps redress that balance and helps us all learn more about our shared history as Britons.
This year, Grimsdell will be celebrating Black History Month through a series of activities, including the sharing of stories by black authors and by increasing our knowledge about the contributions of black people (both past and present) in all our everyday lives.
Our Grimsdell Children’s Library will be driving the force for this month’s focus.
By Mrs Harvey, School Librarian