Race Equality week February 2022
During the week beginning Monday 7th February it is Race Equality week. The theme for this year is #ActionNotJustWords
Our school will be taking part in a number of activities and lessons in order to raise the children's awareness of equality and diversity and discuss unconscious bias. Please spend time debating this idea with your child to help them to develop their thoughts.
Black History Month October 2021
October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years.
The month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations.
Now, Black History Month has expanded to include the history of not just African and Caribbean people but black people in general.
"In years gone by, October has been the only time of year when the UK talks about the achievements of Black people in Britain," says Catherine Ross guest editor of Black History Month 2021.
"Hopefully, the events of 2021 will be a catalyst for Black history to be shared much more widely - in museums, galleries, schools, universities, public spaces and communities."
Wednesday, 13th February 2021
World Radio Day
Radio is a powerful medium for celebrating humanity in all its diversity and constitutes a platform for democratic discourse. At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium.
At the global level, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out to the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations.
CELEBRATIONS IN 2020
On World Radio Day 2020 (WRD 2020), UNESCO calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.
This edition of WRD is divided into three main sub-themes:
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Radio and Science
When Guglielmo Marconi died on 20 July 1937, a message from the British Post Office was sent to all ships asking them to stop transmitting for two minutes the following day to honour him.
Marconi shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy". In the late, 1880s a previously unknown type of radiation was discovered - radio waves. It was found to have the same nature as light, but with a greater wavelength. Various physicists and technicians investigated whether radio waves could be used to transmit signals.
In 1895, Marconi used radio waves to transmit signals over a distance of several kilometres. He developed the technology in subsequent years to achieve greater range. The foundation for both wireless telegraphy and radio had been laid.
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