Heald Place Primary School

Over the last few weeks, I am sure you will have seen the news surrounding the death of George Floyd as a result of police brutality, and the anti-racism protests that have since followed.

If your child was in school, we would be talking about what has happened and the importance of promoting anti-racism on a daily basis. In order to ensure we address this sensitive topic with your children during this time we will provide activities and thinking points through their home learning.

Please know that we are here for you as a school to talk to you and discuss this very important topic with you and your children. If you would like advice on how to discuss anti-racism with your children please contact your child’s class or see the  resources below.

 

BBC

This article has 9 simple steps that you can follow to successfully discuss race and anti—racism with your child. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/7xvLw6Q4qbJBnkzkj6xm9Z/how-to-talk-to-your-children-about-race-and-racism

 

Newsround

On this website there are lots of helpful videos and articles which can help explain some of the harder parts of racism within society in a more child-friendly way. Here are two examples:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jy9p/newsround-george-floyd-racism-in-the-us

 

CBBC / CBEEBIES

This website shares some helpful articles and videos which can help you to begin a constructive conversation with your little ones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-advice-for-helping-to-stop-racisim