Black History Month
October is Black History Month and the Council is asking primary and secondary school students to send it their thoughts on what the month means to them.
Students can write a story, a poem, a blog or send in a photo: anything that shows what the month means to them. One entry each from a secondary and a primary school will be chosen to appear in the winter edition of the Bexley Magazine.
Black History Month is chance to celebrate and promote black history, culture and heritage. It is also a chance to share information about the positive black contributions to British history.
As well as offering the chance for the borough’s young people to get involved, Bexley libraries will be highlighting black authors with a collection of e-books on the Libby app.
The Community Partnership Group will share a number of videos made last year to recognise the importance of black heritage. The videos will be available through the Council’s social media and YouTube.
The Council’s own BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Equality) group will be working with local charities and hosting information sessions, quizzes, recipes blogs and presentations to raise awareness of the month.
Competition Poster Link: https://www.bexley.gov.uk/news/black-history-month-school-competition