CSG will be celebrating Black History Month with lots of special guests and events.
On Monday 2 October, CSG launched Black History Month with an assembly presented by the Head Girl Team, which went back through 1700 years of Black British history. From the cultural icons of today like Idris Elba and Nicola Adams to high profile figures in the 1980s like Lenny Henry, the assembly highlighted the significant contributions that Black people have made to British life.
Going even further back in time, the students discussed Claudia Jones, who established the St Pancras Carnival in 1959 to celebrate Caribbean culture and Mary Seacole who helped soldiers in the Crimean War in the 1850s. Students also discussed the Ivory Bangle Lady, whose skeleton was discovered near York in 1901 and found to have been of North African descent and lived 1700 years ago.
These figures highlight the huge role that Black people have played in British life, going back generations and CSG will be celebrating Black History Month with lots of special guests and events - keep any eye on the daily banda for more details.