Black History School is a new creative curriculum for children and families of all races to learn about Black history in a positive, comprehensive and balanced way. This programme looks to foster a supportive community network through shared heritage and creative healing experiences for the whole family.

Children of all races aged 7-12 are invited to participate with their families in watching six free, online sessions hosted on our YouTube channel. Throughout the sessions, children will hear from six presenters with backgrounds in primary school teaching, child behavioural support, music theatre and television. 

Watch the Black History School playlist, or for specific episodes, see the links below.

1. Black History School: Balancing Balloons

How can we encourage happy, healthy children who understand and talk about their feelings? In this Balancing Balloons session, Remi the Counsellor shows us some great tips for dealing with our worries.

2. Black History School: Why Do People Have Different Accents?

Why Do People Have Different Accents? In this Black History School episode, Mopani and Sunshine talk about where accents come from and why we can each be proud of having a unique way of speaking.

3. Black History School: Sulwe

Grace reads Sulwe, written by Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. It follows the story of a young girl who wishes for her dark skin to be lighter. The story is ultimately about colourism and learning to love oneself, no matter one’s skin tone.

4. Black History School: Free Lunch

For this Mind Your Business session, Mopani reads Free Lunch by Rex Ogle. This book raises so many important issues about poverty that are important for us to think about and talk about as we work toward financial intelligence as a community.

5. Black History School: Food From The Diaspora, Aaron & Sunshine

Aaron shows us how to make a delicious Bajan feast of fish cakes and macaroni pie, and talks to Sunshine about his memories of these special recipes and ingredients.

6. Black History School: Queen Charlotte

For this episode of Black in My Day, Sunshine is transformed into Queen Charlotte, and performs a Black History School original song about the royal consort’s fascinating life. Sing along with the whole family with this karaoke version.

Want to learn more from the Black History School? Head to the Black History School website to subscribe to Core Classes for £7.99 a month, or the Full Curriculum for £12.99 a month.

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