The Guardian: Stormzy among Black Britons celebrated in schools competition


The Guardian: Stormzy among Black Britons celebrated in schools competition

Kelly Holmes, Stormzy, Mary Seacole and the violin virtuoso George Bridgetower are some of the inspirational figures honoured in a competition that set children and young people the challenge of creatively celebrating great Black Britons.

The winning entries in one of the biggest ever school competitions celebrating Black British history included pictures, poems and videos.

The initiative, whose sponsors included the National Education Union (NEU), was run by Every Generation Foundation, a social enterprise aiming to promote the history of diverse communities, founded by the Windrush campaigner Patrick Vernon. He was also co-founder of the 100 Great Black Britons campaign, and the competition entrants were asked to base their submissions on one or more people from that list.

Vernon said: “I am just amazed with the fantastic response and quality from entries which were completed during the last Covid lockdown by schools and children. This is one of the biggest school competitions supporting and celebrating Black British history to date. This demonstrates the appetite and hunger for learning and for more inclusion of Black history in the national curriculum.”

Click here to read the full article ‘Stormzy among Black Britons celebrated in schools competition’ posted in The Guardian online published Tuesday 20th December 


🏆🎉Celebrating the winners of our Home Learning and Teachers Competition 🏆🎉

Pre-School Winners:
Winner –  Lisa Death –  Hintlesham and Chattisham Primary
Runner Up –  Kajsa Stahl –  Gayhurst Community School
Commended –  Frances Farrell –  Belgrave St Peters
Commended –  Beth –  Richmond
KS1 Media Winners: 
Winner –  Scarlett O’Connor –   St Mary’s CE Primary School
Runner Up –  Armani Antoine-Daye –   Mandeville Primary School
Commended –  Thalia Isabella Abboud –   Putney High Junior School
Commended –  Sophia Olivia Abboud –   Putney High Junior School
KS1 Written Winner:
Theo Woodhouse –  Henry Cavendish School (Streatham)
KS2 Winners:
Winner –  Mahithi Krishna –    Kensington Prep School
Runner Up –  Abigail Penn –    North Ealing Primary School
Commended –  Raymi Saldana Rojas –   Grafton Primary School (Islington)
KS3 Winners: 
Winner –  Holly Hicks –     Maiden Erlegh Secondary School
Runner Up –  Luka Tomes –     Armthorpe Academy
Commended –  Atika Ahmed –    Burntwood School
Commended –  Phoebe Digby –   Tormead School
KS4 Winners:
Winner –  Caitlyn Bailey –   The Hemel Hempstead School
Runner Up –  Bethany Higgins – Harris Garrard Academy
Commended –  Isabel Gairey – Maiden Erlegh School
Young Person Winners:
Winner –  Molly Marshall –  Woodbridge School
Runner Up –  Kelvin Akhigbe