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Black History Month 2007

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Black History Month is celebrated every October in Britain.

The aims are to:

• Promote knowledge of Black History and experience.

• Disseminate information on positive Black contributions to British Society.

• Heighten the confidence and awareness of Black people in their cultural        heritage.

New for October 2007: a collection of resources, competitions, displays and local events - to help schools celebrate Black History Month. We hope you will find them useful!

Download a display for Black History Month from the 'Instant Displays' website here.

Stroud Arts Festival 2007: a celebration of Black history and culture. From October the 8th to 19th, this year's festival programme a wide range of events celebrates the achievments of black people in music, writing, performing and visual arts - there is something for all ages!


Black History Month Competition

An exciting opportunity for pupils of African Caribbean heritage - enter this writing competition for the chance to see your work performed by professional Actors!

'The Big Conversation 2007'

is a national competition and debate organised by DCSF and Understanding Slavery. The initiative encourages students aged 11-14 to research and discuss the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade.

2007 is the Bicentenary of the Abolition of Slavery Act.

We have put together here a collection of the best links and resources, for schools to use.

Follow this link for links to more resources from previous years.

iRespect is an education resource for the development of positive tolerance - find out more...