Throughout October we have celebrated Black History Month. Elements of Black history appear in curriculums and topics throughout the year in subject areas at Bloxwich Academy, particularly in Humanities, Art and English. However, we further celebrated this month with a focus on learning activities in and outside of the classroom for all subject areas, including a special canteen menu of traditional dishes such as jollof rice, spiced sweet potato, jerk chicken and fried dumplings. Pupils received an assembly to mark the event, as well as a PSHE session on key female figures for the theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’. Pupils explored key female figures in History, and explored the current movers and shakers today, with pupils voting for their favourite role model linked to Bloxwich values. The majority vote went to rapper Little Simz for her promotion of female equality. Her powerful acceptance speech outlining that she is “living proof that if you work hard at something, no matter where you come from, your background, your race, you can be something extraordinary” really resonated with pupils.