Every year we celebrate international day where the children come to school dressed in traditional clothing from their country and parents bring in food to share with others. We are extremely proud of our multi cultural school. God has blessed us with a rich cultural diversity and we take every opportunity to celebrate our heritage.
‘Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples! For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! ‘ Psalm 117:1-2
Each year on the third Monday of January we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and reflect on the work that still needs to be done for racial equality. We usually do a special creative project to record our learning and we also join together with an assembly or collective worship about Dr Martin Luther King Junior.
Each year we remember the life of Stephen Lawrence on the 22nd of April who tragically died in a unprovoked racist attack. We remember the life of Stephen Lawrence by learning about his legacy and his mums mission. Baroness Lawrence wants to bring about:
* Making the community a better and safer place
* Being more tolerant of each other
* Being more inclusive
* Understanding how your small actions can make big changes
With God’s commandment of “Love thy neighbour as thy self” guiding us and Stephen Lawrence inspiring us we designed posters on ways we can be activists for change and encourage tolerance between all people.
I am sure many of you will have witnessed and felt deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd on 25th May 2020. What happened to George Floyd highlights the ongoing racism and inequality encountered by people of color every day in America, in our country and throughout the world.
Whilst on Earth, Jesus gave us a new commandment: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ John 13:34. When we think about what happened to George Floyd, it is
impossible for us, as followers of Jesus, to remain silent. Put quite simply, Black Lives Matter and when we witness anything that contradicts Jesus’ teaching, we must join together in solidarity as a whole community to educate our children. We want to spend every day educating ourselves and our children about equality.