Black History Month celebrations
We have had a busy few weeks celebrating Black History Month. As always, Team Fairfield has put a huge amount of work into ensuring this important topic is embedded in as many lessons as possible. The theme ‘Shine a light’ recognises just this – excellence within our subjects and enriching students’ experiences of the curriculum they consume.
A big thank you to all of our special guests, in particular former Fairfieldian Lewis Wedlock who delivered assemblies to all year groups, focusing on wellbeing and acknowledging the ‘realness’ of everyone’s experiences throughout life. Lewis described the Year 9 assembly as ‘beautiful’ and ‘the year group with the most hands up when asked if they were familiar with the term microaggression’. Thank you to Lewis and our students for their involvement and openness which can only carve the way forward with these conversations. Lewis also stated that ‘These assemblies set me up for the day in the best way possible’, which is humbling to hear.
Thanks also to Jason Arday who, in conversation with Professor Rajani Naidoo, shared his inspirational life journey with students in Years 7 to 10, and how staff can work together to transform universities. The session opened up spaces for young people to engage, participate & reflect, and was highly beneficial for all involved.
In addition Black History Month provided us with an opportunity to shine a light on learning more about Black Queer History, with a number of resources and thought provoking speakers.
A big thank you to Miss Campbell for organising Black History Month; leaving students with so much to reflect on and change going forward.