This week, the children have been discussing and thinking about a very important and influential person.
The person in question has a national holiday named after them which was Monday 16th January, but only if you live in America.
I decided to bring this to the children’s attention because his message and his beliefs are still felt across the world today. Without this person, and many others like him, certain aspects of life such as equality and tolerance, that many of us take for granted, may not be as positive today.
The person I am talking about is Martin Luther King Junior.
In the assembly on Monday, the school talked about what he is most well-known for, why he was and still is influential and how closely his beliefs are matched to our British Values.
We thought that:
In their class assemblies this week, the children were asked to explore what life would be like if we had different rules for different people, depending on their appearance.
I think we learned a lot from Martin Luther King Junior this week!