Black History Month Competition

The History department is running a Black History Month essay competition to go alongside the activities which will be going on in lessons throughout October.

The competition is open to all students, Years 7-13, and requires pupils to write a short 500-word piece about the importance or contribution to society/history of someone who is black, but only one person.

The calendar below will provide you with at least 31 figures to choose from.

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When you have completed your essay, please send it via email to: blackhistorymonth@cowleysthelens.org.uk.

Prizes: There will be prizes on offer for the best essays! 1st prize – £20 voucher, 2nd prize – £10 voucher, 3rd prize – copy of David Olusoga’s book ‘Black and British’.

The deadline for competition entries is Wednesday 19th October, with the winners to be announced on Thursday 20th October.

Good luck!