Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On Friday 11th February 2022 we celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
This is an important day to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls and to encourage equality in the STEM fields. Each class learnt about inspiring women in science.
Scientists are unique and special in their achievements; children in Key Stage Two also discussed diversity in science in relation to ethnicity and culture.
Here are the scientists that the children are learning about:
Reception – Jane Goodall
Year 1 - Joan Beauchamp Procter
Year 2 - Charlotte Armah
Year 3 - Mah Hussain-Gambles
Year 4 - Katia Krafft
Year 5 - Jo Shien Ng
Year 6 - Jassel Majevadia
In January, Year 4 had the honour of speaking to three-time Olympic gold medallist, Pete Reed OBE (virtually). The session was truly inspiring for us all. Unfortunately, Pete suffered a spinal stroke in 2019, which has led him to be paralysed from the waist down. Pete’s words of wisdom, courage and optimism were truly mesmerising. He spoke passionately about his beliefs and the lessons he has learnt through his experiences.
1) The reality is that we will ALL suffer adversity in life, at some point.
2) Everyday positivity.
3) Be kind to yourself.
4) Dwelling is normal.
5) Failing is ok.
6) Being vulnerable makes you a stronger than ever.
7) Never Give Up.
8) Stay hydrated, eat healthy food, get exercise outdoors, enjoy sport with friends, talk to your teachers about how you are feeling, get to bed on time and sleep well.
Black History Celebrations
'Lack of knowledge is darker than the night.'
- African proverb
For this year’s Black History Month study, we have decided to dedicate each week of learning to a specific theme. The first week focuses on black sporting Olympians, whose discipline and skill, has helped to shape sport, as we know it. The following week will celebrate black writers and poets; each year group will explore the narrative and features of an age appropriate book. The final week will be filled with a broad range of activities; there will be a strong emphasis on black British history and the local community. Moreover, we will explore and celebrate iconic black politicians, scientists, activists, philosophers and many more.
On Thursday 21st October, we will be wearing red to support the advancement of the anti-racism movement. At its core is education so at St Peter’s, as well as showing our alliance, we will be taking part in age appropriate anti-racism workshops within our classrooms.
For more information, please see the Black History Month Overview and the Significant Figures Document.
Show Racism the Red Card
Stay tuned for more information...