Year 9s focus for Diversity Week has been Windrush Day. They have had assemblies, tutor activities and will continue to learn about Windrush in History in the next few weeks. Through Windrush and other events, students learn about Britain’s diverse history, celebrating contributions to British society made by the Windrush Generation and also to reflect on the difficulties they faced. Stories of the Windrush generation are told in Colin Grant’s Homecoming, and the history is told in David Olusoga’s book Black and British.
Other aspects of Britain’s diversity can also be learned about through books such as Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera, which Year 8 have been reading to learn about India and Empire.
Students are being encouraged to watch Back in Time for Birmingham which is available on iPlayer.