Students in Harrow Primary celebrated Black History Month by dedicating a week to studying famous black figures from history. The children showed great imagination and creativity by creating board games such as: Monopoly, Black History edition; Snap with famous black personalities; and Snakes and Ladders. Each year group worked on a separate project highlighting the life of black people who have made an impact on our lives.
Al-Mustafa class concentrated on the achievements of Mo Farah and his charitable work as well as his sports accolades. Al-Zahraa looked at the life of Mohammad Ali and his contribution to sport; Al-Murtada studied the life of two very different personalities: Malcolm X, the black civil rights activist of the 1960's and Mary Seacole, a little talked about black nurse during the Crimean War and later a business woman.
At the end of the week, the children presented their work to the school in our afternoon assembly: some decided to use a PowerPoint presentation while others went all out with a role play including painted on beards!