Posted on November 13th 2020
Black History Competition - See Our Winners
We had many excellent entries to our Black History Competition, held during Black History Month in October. Entries included singing from our choir, art, poetry and much more!
Thank you to all those who contributed. We are awarding a certificate and small prize to all entrants to show our appreciation.
It was very hard to pick a winner. But after a very hard decision we divided the winners into two categories: art and written work. And we're pleased to show the winners here.
1st place - Judith, Year 9
2nd place - Sydney-Rose, Year 7
Joint 3rd Place - Bethany, Year 11
Joint 3rd Place - Chloe and Olivia, Year 9
1st place - Rukiat, Year 9
2nd place - Alexiel
A poem for Black History Month
Somehow humanity has fallen,
Our people have left their hearts,
In search of roots and cultures we have divided ourselves further than intended,
We have sung different tunes to our children
We have preached hate speech to our youths,
And somehow our world has become divided.
As slaves we have been shipped,
Far and beyond horizon we have been taken,
To a nation where our identity was our colour,
No names, no culture, no religion,
We were made to plough the field and tend to cattle,
Made to live as beings lesser than animals.
In chains we were brought up,
Our mouths silent and our lips sew together,
Burnt for speaking out of turn,
Eyes gauged for staring without permission,
Tongue removed for trying,
Physically, mentally and socially we were soundly beaten.
The ancestors bled all that they could,
When humanities showed its ugliest trait,
Our history forever erased by the actions of others,
You may think I speak of a century ago,
That mankind have changed their traits,
That humanity has somehow learned to live and co-exist.
Your naivety is understandable,
Your innocence appreciated,
It is easy to accept a certain lie,
When there are no truths to counter such,
Dare to leave,
Dare to go beyond your home,
And see as humans feel superior,
All because of skin colour.
Dream like Martin, Protest like Angela, Inspire like Louis
Our special display for Black History Month, featuring key figures that children learned about and discussed.