Welcome to Martin Luther King Class
Martin Luther King was one of the most influential leaders of the 20th Century! He was born in the USA in 1929 and had a strong belief in justice and equality. Martin Luther King wanted racial discrimination to stop and when Rosa Parks was jailed for not giving up her bus seat to a white man, he started to organise non- violent protests demanding equality for black people.
One of his most famous speeches summaries his beliefs:
‘I have a dream. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.’
In 1964 Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent campaign against racism.
In Martin Luther Class class you will find 24 wonderful Year 6 children, our class teacher (Mrs Skinner) and teaching assistant ( Mrs Carlton- Paterson). We all have dreams of our own and things that we believe in. By showing care, courtesy and consideration to others we make sure that everybody feels valued. We are curious about the world in which we live and as well as focussing on our studies we are developing our JONK skills ( being curious, collaborative, creative, reflective, resourceful and resilient) so that we also have the confidence to stand up for what we believe in and make a positive difference to our lives and the lives of others.