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Black Lives Matter

At St Mary Cray Primary Academy we unequivocally endorse and support the Black Lives Matter movement.

We are proud of all of our children here, and promise to treat them fairly regardless of race or religion. This is their right. In the light of events in late May 2020 in America, we need to ensure that children are aware of not only the death of George Floyd and the mass protests across the world, but the concept that inequality of any kind is unjust and should not, and will not, be tolerated in today's society. It is our job as educators to promote diversity and tolerance above all else, and we reaffirm that commitment at all times.

Attached below are numerous resources that will support parents at home with conversations around the topic of the Black Lives Matter movement and prejudice. We will be using these resources in school for the remaining five weeks of the academic year and beyond. 

Reading Material:

Summer Reading Challenge

16 children’s books to help support conversations on race and racial injustice

Written by us, read for us, by all.

Please also find book recommendations from staff here:

Two books for younger readers are "An angel just like me" which I have seen used in school, and "Leon and Bob" by Simon James. 

There are two books by Vashti Harrison called ''Little Leaders: Exceptional men in black history" and "Bold women in black history" suitable for 9-10 year olds. Also for older readers, the Mallory Blackman "Noughts and Crosses" series.

I would recommend Young, Gifted and Black by Jamia Wilson!