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A celebration of National Poetry Day and Black History Month

On Friday 2nd October, our Infant and Junior Schools celebrated National Poetry Day, the start of Black History Month and our journey to become a UN Rights Respecting School, with an enrichment day entitled, ‘A Vision of a Diverse World’. 

The schools took inspiration from National Poetry Day’s theme, ‘Vision’ and each year group looked at a poem through the lenses of the written/spoken word, visual art and music. The poems selected were by writers from diverse backgrounds and embody the joy and importance of diversity in our society. The aim of the day was for each girl to have engaged with these poems through a mix of activities, which focus on performance and artistic creativity. 

There was an excellent range of activities, all focusing on celebrating diversity, including clay work, creative writing and poetry performance. 

“We felt it was really important to hold this excellent enrichment day across all year groups. At Sheffield Girls’ we are proud of our rich community, where diversity is celebrated. We aim to nurture the values of kindness, courage and positivity and we challenge our students to have the courage to stand up and speak out when they see injustice of any kind.”

Miss Green, Deputy Head (Academic) of the Infant and Junior School

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