Black History Month (BHM) is held every October. The aim is to promote knowledge of Black history, culture and heritage.
The focus of Al Muntada children was on great historical figures such as Martin Luther King who fought for the civil rights in the United States represented by Abdallah Omar yr2. In their class assembly.
Reception children and yr.5 acted the story of a “bus ride that changed history”; the story of Rosa Parks who took a big step for civil rights when she refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. The bus driver told her to move but Rosa Parks stayed where she was, and a chain of events was set into motion that would eventually change the course of American civil rights history.
Year 6 children acted the story of the great boxer Muhammad Ali alias Cassius Clay; one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medallist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times, Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career. Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, religion and politics made him a controversial figure during his career, and the heavyweight’s quips and taunts were as quick as his fists.
Year 1 represented the story of “Barakah”; known as Umm Ayman and Mary Secole”; who went to the Crimean War, to help British soldiers. She nursed sick and wounded soldiers.
Years 3 & 4 took us to the story of “Nelson Mandela”, who was the first black President of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government.