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Black History Month 2012

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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.

This year, Gloucestershire schools are invited to take part in a competition with an Olympics theme, organised by READS.

Download the activities here:

©Clare Cody READS 2012

   KS1 Competition


   KS 2 - 4 Competition

Download the accompanying assembly ppt presentations:

©Anthony Barnett READS 2012

   Primary Assembly


   Secondary Assembly

Send your entries to:

Clare Cody, Lead Teacher for Black Achievement,

Race Equality and Diversity Service (READS)
Gloucestershire County Council
Matson Lane,



The Closing Date for Competition Entries is Monday 12th November 2012

So, enjoy Black History Month, get involved in the range of activities around you but remember...don’t stop the interest when October ends!

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

Follow the links below for more resources from previous years. Why not use some of the previous competitions and quizzes in your school, and give prizes?

2011    Black History Month

2009 Black History Month

2008 Fishpool Schools Black History Month Competition - "Our Local Heroes"

2007   Bicentenary of the Abolition of Slavery Act: Resources, websites, maps for studying slavery.

2006 Download a new version of Chekov's play 'The Three Sisters', and 3 different project packs for KS3 .

2005 View a 'wall of quotes' - can you match the authors to the quotation?

2004 'Famous Black Heroes' - Run a school art or writing competition with these resources for KS1 KS2 and KS3.

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