Black History Month Celebration

Today, we held a celebration assembly to share what we had learnt over Black History Month.

Year 6 started by singing ‘Amazing Grace’, a hymn written by John Newton in 1779 after he realised how damaging his job as a slave ship captain had been, and an anthem of people trying to escape slavery all around the world.

Then each class told us what they had learnt about their class value and the person they studied who demontrated that value.

Lulu in Year 5 shared her version of Dr Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech:

I have a dream!

I have a dream that the homeless will find a home, the poor will find a job, the soldiers in war will have God always hovering over them, and prisoners in jail will learn their lessons.

I have a dream that one day the war in Syria will stop and the war will not only end but end in happiness and peace and that the children there will finally return to school.

I have a dream that more people will sit down with the poor and homeless and talk to them and give them their spare change.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that more people will make more shelters for refugees and the world will be peaceful for years to come.

I have a dream!