Now that we enter the month of October (where has the time gone) we celebrate Black History Month. This important event recognises the contributions that black people have made to the UK over many generations.

There has been a lack of representation of black people in history books and school curriculums so Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the forgotten people who helped to shape the UK.

At school, children will be looking at the way black artists, authors, activists, scientists, doctors, nurses and musicians have contributed to the society we live in today.