This October we have been celebrating Black History Month. We have concentrated on the contribution of Black Britons with heritage from Africa or the Caribbean. The children have researched John Blanke (black Tudor trumpeter), Malorie Blackman (writer), Nicola Adams (Olympian and boxer) and Claudia Jones (organiser of the Notting Hill Carnival, feminist and journalist), amongst others. Parents led a staff meeting and organised a festival with hair braiding, drumming and fabulous food. Look at what a great time we all had!
You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.