Black History Month, held each October, is a means of recognising and celebrating diversity in our society. As such, the English department arranged an opportunity for six Year 8 students to mark the occasion with an experience they’d never forget. Working in unison with poet Dreadlocked Alien (real name Richard Grant), our boys were tasked with writing a poem in the style of a rap, using the theme of identity as their starting point.
They used wordplay to construct raps about their different ethnicities and how they embraced who they are. Although they had a little difficulty getting their heads around the task at first, the boys persevered and the result was an excellent fusion of language and music. The boys learned key lessons about the importance of racial issues, all those involved had a great time. Well done to Arslaan Ahmed (8B), Jordan Ako (8D), George Ako (8E), Razi Makame (8F), Momin Mukhtar (8F) and Jude Offord (8F)!
Tags: 2013-14, Black History Month, English, Extra-Curricular, Library, Poetry