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Foundation delivers black history workshops to over 400 local pupils

This Black History Month Palace for Life Foundation delivered workshops focusing on local black history to pupils across south London.

Throughout October, the annual Black History Month since 1987, Palace for Life Foundation have delivered multiple workshops to local partner schools celebrating the history of black people in our community and from across the world.

Delivered to young people in years 4-6, the sessions focused on famous black leaders, Londoners and footballers. During the workshop, the pupils learnt about four Crystal Palace F.C stars and were encouraged to present a mind-map on why these players have succeeded whilst understanding different barriers they may have faced.

Palace for Life Primary Schools Programme Coordinator, James Jenden, said: “We’re doing this in our local primary schools because black history is a really important part of the work we do. It’s really important to celebrate black history, especially local black history. We relate it to famous Londoners and Crystal Palace players to help the children really engage with the learning as they can see people they can identify with and relate to.

“We want all the children to fully understand and appreciate black history. Being from Croydon, such a multicultural area, the kids react positively. A lot of their classmates are from different backgrounds and it’s about understanding and respecting everyone within their class.”

Across the month the workshops were delivered to over 400 pupils from local schools, but our work doesn’t stop here.  We are committed to ensuring that black history and racial equality is covered across all of our programmes, all year around.

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