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Current Affairs

 

If you would like to find out about events that are happening in the news in the UK and around the world, you have come to the right place!

 

Of course you can keep up-to-date by watching Newsround on CBBC by clicking on the link below.

NATIONAL STEPHEN LAWRENCE DAY

On Thursday 22nd April it is National Stephen Lawrence Day. This is a day to remember the short life of a young black man who was tragically killed in an unprovoked racist attack in 1993. His mum has tirelessly campaigned since his death for justice and equality for black people.

 

Stephen had lots of hopes and dreams and his ambition was to become an architect. You can learn more about Stephen on the 'Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation' website. Click on the link below.

 

https://stephenlawrenceday.org/stephens-story/

 

It is important to remember Stephen, as we want to remind ourselves every day that racism is wrong and has to be removed from our lives. Click on the link below to video with a powerful message why we should remember him. You may recognise many famous faces who share this point of view.

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPxEn7CxJCE

 

In school, some of us will watch the following video that was released during lockdown last year that gives us ways we can remember him. There are suggestions of how we can honour his memory with some challenges that were close to his heart.

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMLEPQtzWpM

In the evening some people are lighting a candle to in his memory. Please ask an adult if you would like to do this. If not you could make a paper candle to stick in your window. Look at this video of how children have done this.

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6vzrcgyGAc&t=146s

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

 

 

INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN

Have you heard about the movement called 'Black Lives Matter'? Would you like to learn more about it? Newsround have lots of clips about Black Lives Matter and they have interviewed lots of children asking their thoughts about racism.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We have found this very useful document that has been compiled by an organisation called 'Yoopies UK'. The document helps you as a parent to discuss the issues around the Black Lives Matter movement with your child. There are lots of resources, activities and tips for families to empower children of all ages to work towards racial equality. We hope that it helps you answer questions, instigate conversations and help teach your child about tolerance, respect and how to deal with tackling injustice. We have also uploaded a resource for your children to access picture books and stories with links to Youtube which you might like to share with your child (see 'PUPIL ZONE').

CORONAVIRUS

Do you want to keep up to date with news about the Coronavirus? Click on the website link for news from CBBC's Newsround.

Here is a book for children explaining all about the Coronavirus which has been illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Here is a lovely story by Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar called 'While we can't hug' published by Faber and Faber.

 

 

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