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Pupils join international movement

13 July 2020

Pupils and staff from Chilworth House School celebrated Anti-racism Week. During the week-long event, they learnt about different cultures and prominent contributors who made society a better place to live. Notable people they researched included, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Malala Yousufzai. They also studied Sunder Pichai, Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani and Barak Obama.

Teaching Assistant, Kumari Parul transported everyone to Africa and India as she served up authentic dishes including jollof rice, peri peri chicken and samosas. She also served up Indian tea infused with ginger and cardamom which went down a treat.

More recently, staff organised a campaign to coincide with the Black Lives Matter movement. During the sessions pupils designed t-shirts with anti-racist messages and also created African masks.

Head Teacher, Dave Willcox facilitated a group game to further the pupils’ understanding racism, its impact on everyone and how it is unacceptable.

The sessions have provided pupils with a greater understanding and they look forward to learning more about the importance of respecting others.

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