Black History Month Reflections

Pupils remember events in history of African diaspora  

October welcomes Black History Month, an annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.

Black History Month began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated annually across the globe and Charterhouse is no exception. 

This year, Charterhouse is running two creative writing competitions relating to Black History Month, both of which are open to all pupils:

Film Review Prize: The best review of either Hidden Figures or The HelpThe Help considers the lives of black maids in 1960s Mississippi, and their role in raising the children of wealthier white families. Hidden Figures, released in 2016, reveals the untold stories of three NASA scientists – all black women – who contributed to the successful Apollo missions.

My Inspiration: The best written account of any historical or current figure, related to Black History Month, who has inspired you. This can be written however, and from whatever angle, you wish.

For more information, please visit, and see how this important month is being celebrated elsewhere.



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