To celebrate Black History Month in 2017, we invited our pupils to celebrate the Notting Hill Carnival. We chose this local project in remembrance of the residents of the Grenfell Tower.
KS1 were asked to design a headdress inspired by the Carnival and KS2 were asked to research the history and cultural heritage of the Carnival and produce their work in a creative way.
Of course, the children at St. Georges exceeded our expectations with their innovative entries and prizes were awarded as follows:
1st Adam 1H
2nd Lilia RL
1st Natalia 5R
2nd Mabel 5R
An overall winner was chosen and awarded the Christiana Sosah Cup and this year, the proud winner was Natalia in 5R.
Why is it called the Christiana Sosah Cup?
Christiana Sosah was an avid supporter of St George's PSA and was actively involved in supporting PSA events at the school. She worked in London as an Executive Assistant with various multi-national corporations. Sadly, she passed away on 14th October 2010, during Black History Month.
Christiana Sosah was born on 22nd November 1963 in Koforidua, Ghana. She was married to Charles Kingsley Addo and had two daughters, Chloe and Christabelle. Christabelle was a pupil at St George's until July 2013. Throughout her 46 years, Christiana's life was shaped around education, love for her family and getting the best education for her children. Christiana completed her primary and secondary education in Ghana. She attended the Aburi Women's Training College, where she became a qualified teacher in 1983. She started work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, before relocating to London.
During Black History Month, we also pay tribute to the tremendous contribution that generations of Black and Minority Ethnic people have made to our country with a digital display in our foyer. We believe that it is important to recognise the efforts and achievements of so many who have helped to make our country the vibrant, tolerant and diverse society that it is today. You can view our digiital display here.