Black History Focus Week
The 19th October marked the start of our Black History Focus Week at Perseid School. Throughout the week, pupils will learn how throughout history people have been treated differently, because of the colour of their skin. Whilst lots of people knew this was wrong and want to change things, and things have improved, people are still fighting for racial equality.
Prior to this, Upper School enjoyed an enrichment assembly, participating in different activities celebrating noteworthy people in our history, including Granville Woods, Garett Morgan and George Washington Carver, and pupils enjoyed a themed massage! A big thank you to our teacher Hannah, for organising the celebration assembly.
On Monday, Orange Class focused on Elijah McCoy, who invented a mechanism on the railway to oil wheels, so that drivers did not have to stop the train to do so. They made their own sensory bottles, with oil and water.
On Tuesday, Upper pupils learnt about famous inventions and had a go at making their own. See here, creating their own automatic three-way traffic signal system, just as Garrett Morgan did.
On Wednesday, Elephant Class had a fantastic time learning about important people from history. Firstly, they made paper ice cream cones to celebrate Alfred Cralle's invention - the ice cream scoop!