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Current and Topical

This page has been created for current and topical work that can be accessed during the temporary closure.  Work will be added to link with festivals, current events, and learning linked to areas of current interest.  There are a range of video clips and downloadable activities.

Black Lives Matter Learning Resources

What is racism?

This BBC Newsround clip explains why people have been taking to the streets in America and around the world after the death of George Floyd: 

bbc.co.uk/newsround/George Floyd


Links to other clips on the BBC Newsround's Fighting Racism page:



The Red Cross have some useful resources for young people to reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement with a focus on how people might experience racism and how it might feel:  



BBC News website has a video of parents and children talking about racism: 



Children's books 

Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse children's books, an incredible list of the best 50 children's books published from 1950 to  present day that celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity. 



Children between the ages of five and 13 are invited to submit their creative writing on the theme, Black Lives Matter via the BBC Newsround site: 

bbc.co.uk/newsround/500 words/competition


The following resources can be downloaded by clicking on each link:

UKS2 Black Lives Matter Protests Daily News Story.pdf

UKS2 Black Lives Matter Protests Adult Guidance.pdf








Pride month Learning Resources

BBC Newsround explaining Pride month and why people celebrate it: 

bbc.co.uk/newsround/pride month


BBC Newsround clip about how people come together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness for inequalities that still stand today:

www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/pride/marsh p johnson


Powerpoint presentations on Pride (KS1 is for infants; KS2 is for older juniors):




Make a rainbow bracelet: ks1-pride-rainbow-paper-bracelet-craft-instructions.pdf

Complete a Pride crossword: ks2-pride-crossword.pdf