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Diversity Week

During the last week of term 1, the whole of RAPS participated in diversity week, with our focus in Year 6 being on the artist Chris Ofili...

We began the week in assembly watching a drumming workshop from Zimbabwe, before looking in class at the story of Chris Ofili. He was the first black winner of the prestigious Turner Prize, at the age of just 30, and produced a piece called 'No Woman No Cry' - which shows the mother of Stephen Lawrence after his senseless murder in 1993.

After discussing the blight of racism, we explored a timeline showcasing the journey towards greater equality. Each table in the class picked one particular event from the timeline to research, then create a more detailed timeline.

As well as this, the Dem Collective came in and led a Zine workshop, where the children created their own Zine using a template that included the people of focus for years 5 and 6.

On top of this, the children spent most of a day creating lanterns that they were invited to take to the parade on the Friday night.

All-in-all, a busy end to the term!