Trinity celebrates Black History Month

Community | 13th October 2020

This month is Black History Month, and we were delighted that one of the founders of this initiative, Ansel Wong, who set it up in 1987, was recently interviewed by two of our Upper Sixth students.

Indeed, one of Trinity’s two key priorities for this academic year is to focus on our ongoing work of being a wholly inclusive school.

As such, Trinity has established a leadership group to promote this work, and its plan encompasses a wide range of actions including further review of our curriculum in every subject, a focus on more diverse recruitment of staff, and different ways to engage students in this discussion and action.

“One such way is listening to each other, and so we have asked all of our students to complete an anonymous questionnaire, designed to draw out their experiences of racism both at Trinity and outside of it,” says Headmaster, Alasdair Kennedy, who points out, too, that a group of Upper Sixth students are presenting an assembly on aspects of African History, while the Lower Sixth will be watching a screening of Woke, a play about the Black Panthers and Ferguson riots, arranged by the Drama department. 

“All this activity is important in raising students’ awareness of important issues and we hope we offer sufficient ways for them to engage meaningfully with it,” he adds.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more or suggest other ways we can fulfil our aims of being a fully inclusive community.