To celebrate Black History Month Cranleigh staff and pupils are hosting an array of different activities and sessions to spread awareness through the School while staying true to the 2022 theme of Time for Change: Actions Not Words.
One of our projects was to launch a new anti-racism group. Coinciding with the first week of Black History Month, the anti-racism group had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday evening chaired by Nimo and Millie. This group sits under the Diversity Alliance banner as part of Cranleigh Being, (who we are and how we are), and is a safe space for pupils to discuss, explore, and try and dismantle the spectre of racism in modern society.
The group serves as another space for pupils from minoritised ethnicities to speak out but the group is open to allies and all interested pupils alike.
Other projects for Black History Month include:
- An assembly for Cranleigh Prep School on four notable black British activists
- A screening of Hidden Figures by the Physics department
- A sports department research project into notable black British sportspeople
- All Fourth Form pupils are creating a multimedia timeline infographic in Digital Literacy
- The Music department are screening a documentary on black influence on musical styles in music and showing the documentary Ray
- In Chapel we have rehearsed music from African-American backgrounds and the organ is playing music inspired by southern American music as pupils enter and leave.
There are many more events planned for the next few weeks before Half Term so stay tuned to find out what everyone gets up to.Back to all news