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The article was written by Annabel & Harriet, two students from Casterton College, Rutland. They were inspired to write this post during Black History Month 2022, after taking part in a VotesforSchools lesson asking "Are actions more impactful than words?"

Actions, not words!

Black History Month

Black. History. Month.

When is Black History Month Celebrated?

Here in the UK we celebrate it in October but in America, they celebrate it in February.

Why are we talking about this?

Racism is a pandemic. We should work together to stop it. Every October, Black people's rights are celebrated worldwide. This year, many allies contribute to supporting Black Lives Matter movements.

How can we help?

Around the world, many people try to support our less valued community. But here are some ways you, the people at home, can help these discriminated individuals. A small handful of them are: wearing slogans; handing out flyers; putting up posters; attending protests, and so much more!

Famous actions

In Amazon's new series, The Rings of Power, people with a variety of skin colours play different roles. Also, the new Little Mermaid film is coming soon in 2023! Ariel is being played by Halle Bailey. We feel like this is an amazing way for movie producers to include people with lots of different backgrounds or skin colours, especially with it being Black History Month during the time of its announcement.

Allied forces

An allied force is a group of people who work together to make a change.

An ally is an individual who supports those who are trying to make a change in our worldwide community.

You at home can also support the people by telling people in your community or the school counsellors at your school.

We can all make a change.

In conclusion, we believe that everybody, no matter what their background is, should have a fair chance at everything. Whether that be being treated the same by everyone or being accepted by the people around them. We need your help to change the future. We can all make a difference. We can all make a change.

amplifying student voice

At VotesforSchools we are passionate about youth voice. This article, written by students at Casterton College, was submitted to us as they wanted to make their voices heard for Black History Month.

We'd recommend reading the full results breakdown to fully understand the views of young people on this topic. If you'd like your students to get involved, book a demo and learn how VotesforSchools can help amplify your students' voices.

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