On Friday we joined over 2000 other children from different Norfolk Schools and took part in a webinar where we had the opportunity to listen to Chris Lubbe speak. Chris was Nelson Mandela’s body guard and as well as finding out about his work with Nelson Mandela ( the first black president of South Africa) we also learnt about apatheid and what it was like for Chris to grow up in a country where it was the law to be racist. At the end Chris gave us all several important messages:
- Speak out against racism
- Learn about other cultures
- Be kind
- Appreciate what we have
- BE THE BEST THAT WE CAN BE!
Chris was a very engaging speaker and gave us a lot to talk and think about. In our topic work this week we have also finally finished our class mural on Freedom, explored the meaning of justice through the story of ‘The wisdom of KIng solomon’ and learnt about the works of the famous South African artist Ester Mahlangu.
In maths we have been focusing on arithmetic and in English we continued to learn about techniques to hook the reader and ways to up- level our work. Well done year 6, you have all worked hard, and a special well done to all of you who put yourselves forward for the position of house captain – your speeches were amazing!!