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Home school competition launched to explore Black British History

The 100 Great Black Britons home school competition, has been launched for children and young people to learn more about the legacy and achievements of Black people in Britain and how they helped shape this country.

It has been exactly 16 years ago, when Patrick Vernon OBE launched the first 100 Great Black Britons campaign to focus on the role of people of African and Caribbean descent in British history.

Frustrated with the continuing exclusion of the Black British community from the mainstream perception of 'Britishness', Vernon set up a public poll in which anyone could vote for the Black Briton they are most inspired by.

Applicants for the home school competition, can work on their own or as “virtual” teams with friends and family.

Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, NEU said, The current crisis has highlighted the centrality of Black people in Britain, to the NHS and care work, transport systems, food supplies, utilities, research, education and so much more.

"The NEU supports this competition to celebrate what we have always known that Britain’s history is irrefutably rooted in Black and global history and that our members do a fantastic job in teaching this. It will be a fabulous opportunity to showcase some of their work and that of their pupils”.

Entries are now open for The New home school competition, the closing date is 30th September.


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