HNC has today published a special collection of work which has been produced by students during Black History Month.

This month we have joined others around the world in recognising the invaluable contribution of black people to British society, linking to this year’s theme of ‘Saluting our Sisters’. This has invited everyone to explore and celebrate the crucial role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

During Aspire and their lessons our students have been looking at a range of influential black women, and have been invited to produce a piece of creative work sharing more about a black woman they find inspiring. During the course of this month they have created poetry, pieces of art, presentations and pieces of creative writing in response to this.

These have all been reviewed, with our senior staff choosing their favourite submissions for inclusion in the collection which you can enjoy viewing below.

Catherine Cushnie, Assistant Principal comments: “During Black History Month our young people have enjoyed exploring just some of the black women who have helped to change the world, including in the fields they are considering pursuing as a career in the future. Black history is of course not only important during one month of the year, but this month has provided a fantastic opportunity for our whole college community to reflect and celebrate together. We have been blown away by the submissions our students have made during this month, and it was a real challenge to narrow down our choices for publication. We hope that you enjoy this wonderful collection of their work which we are proud to release as we approach the end of Black History Month. ”

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