October marks Black History month, when we recognise the contributions and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage. It also aims to challenge negative stereotypes and educate people about the effects of racism today.
Black History is often not covered in curriculums; however, the Welsh government have introduced a new curriculum in schools to take a step towards an equal educational experience. The changes mean that all learning areas will need to reflect the ‘diverse experiences and contributions of BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) communities.’ There is a petition for the UK government to incorporate more diversity in the UK Curriculum: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/581666
At DHCT, we actively encourage all staff members and learners to learn about different communities, and within our programmes we have Equality and Diversity modules to encourage understanding of different cultures. If you would like to learn more about why Black History Month is important, visit the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-54522248