At Pattishall CE Primary, we are committed to deeply educating our staff and children within an anti-racist environment.
We acknowledge colour.
We challenge overt racism.
We are unpicking institutionalised racism and unconscious bias.
We are teaching our children the best that has been thought and said from across the globe.
We are doing this within our enquiry led curriculum. Our children are not afraid to ask questions in order to formulate their own ideas and stand up for what is right.
We are at the beginning of our journey, following work with Paul from NREC and Sylvia from the NEU.
We are using the NEU toolkit and our Christian values to audit our curriculum, plan for the future and ensure that our children break the cycle.
We all make mistakes, but we're doing the best we can. And when we know better, we will do better.
It is important to learn about other cultures, traditions and religions that are different from our own.
Diversity is the only thing we have in common and education leads to understanding, empathy and harmony; discrimination comes from a lack of understanding.
It is important that everyone is represented in society and has a voice.
Despite our uniqueness, everyone deserves to be treated equally, without prejudice or bias.
As individuals, as different cultures, as different ethnicities, as different religions - we are all important and special in order to create a rich, diverse and functional world.
Our understanding of ourselves and our own place in history is important for peace.
Professor David Olusoga is a historian. In his live lesson on 4th February 2021, he spoke about equality, diversity, representation and ethnicity and how important the census is in marking the influence that minority groups have had on Great Britain.
Britain’s history is rich and diverse.
For more than 1,100 years, the nation’s story has been told through coins struck by The Royal Mint, a narrative carried in the pockets and purses of all its people. The contribution of ethnic minority communities has been such an important part of that story but has often gone unrecognised. This coin has been created to celebrate all the people who have made Britain what it is today.
The coin design by Dominique Evans features the words ‘DIVERSITY BUILT BRITAIN’ on a structure composed of interconnected triangles. The lines are linked to form a network, with each part just as important as the next in uniting the whole composition.
There is lots more to find out and activities to explore here: https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/diversity-coin/
Share with me you coin designs and I will add them to this web page.
We have been talking about what Jesus would have really looked like.
We have learnt that Jesus was Jewish and from Israel.
We have learnt that most images of Jesus misrepresent his race.
As we count down tot he birth of Christ, we are bombarded with images of the Nativity scene.
However, through the whitewashing of history, have we misrepresented what Jesus would have looked like?
Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph of Nazareth.
Nazareth is a city in Israel.
Based on this fact alone, it is more than likely that Jesus would have had brown skin.
Even though Jesus was a middle-Eastern Jew, the image of a white Christ has been propagated by Western art for decades.
We have looked at how anthropologists have reconstructed Jesus' face based on a skull found in Israel from Jesus' era.
Credit: BBC News
To start Black History Month, the children learned about Rosa Parks.
Keep checking in to find out more about our learning throughout Black History Month, as well as our multi-cultural and anti-racist curriculum.
Suitable for all ages
The BP presenter speak about their experiences
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