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Heritage Culture & Identity in Early Learning

June 17, 2021 @ 18:00 - 20:00


Despite repeated calls to reform and diversify the school curriculum, the government does not appear to be moving quickly enough. So we have seen a number of groups and individuals within Black communities rising up to create their own platforms and spaces to supplement children’s education.

This is actually nothing new. supplementary schools which operated mainly on Saturdays were a common feature in Black neighbourhoods back in the day. In addition to academic subjects like maths and science, children would also learn about African culture and Black history. A few such schools still remain to this day but the majority are struggling to stay operational.

This event brings together some of the leading voices in child education to look at the importance of teaching Black children about heritage, culture, and identity from an early age.

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The Africa Centre
66 Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 0BL United Kingdom


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