Tag Archives: kids

VIDEO: Animated Futures. COMING TO A CINEMA NEAR YOU SOON

Coming to a Cumbrian cinema near you soon. Young people working on our Animated Futures project have been exploring the question, what’s it like growing up in Cumbria if you aren’t White? Working with Lou Kneath of +3K Animation and Composer Ella Jarman-Pinto our talented young people from across the region, with the support of our amazing youth […]

National Poetry Day 2021: Some Ideas, Resources and Thoughts for Teachers, Parents/Carers and Students

Author Dr Karen Lockney  The theme of this year’s UK National Poetry Day – 7th October 2021 – is Choice. This blog post offers some ideas about actively choosing a creative range of work by Black and Brown poets, to reflect on practice going forward from National Poetry Day, and to offer some personal reflections […]

A 'Stop Racism' poster illustrating the difference between standard dolls and the offensive 'Gollywog' dolls

Are Gollywogs really so racist?

In the past few years there have been several stories circulating in the media about Gollywogs being sold in shops, and reports of Gollywogs being prized collectibles.  One article described the reactions of a couple in Yorkshire simply ‘looking to buy jam’ and instead coming across Gollywogs for sale in a shop. The couple where […]

Anti Racist Schools: Transforming Education

More than forty primary and secondary schools are working with us towards being anti-racist schools. An anti-racist school doesn’t mean a school where racism doesn’t happen (though one day that would be incredible) it means a school that recognises racism in all its forms, it means a school that teaches more than just a White […]

Black Hair, Pride and Prejudice

Black people, Black women in particular, have long been on an oppressive journey with their hair, having to deal with other people’s views on what is and is not acceptable. My own ‘locs’ have been called unprofessional, inappropriate, and unsuitable more times than I can count. I still wear them with pride.  For many hair […]

Achieving Educational Change: One Step at a Time

Change making takes time The 22nd October 2020 saw the first event from Anti Racist Cumbria: Race and Education in Cumbria. There was an incredible turnout, with representation from primary and secondary schools across the county. During the past weeks, the Education Working Group has run follow up sessions with over 40 school ambassadors. Our […]

VIDEO: Race & Education in Cumbria Event

Enabling Anti Racist Schools On 22nd October over 130 people including school leaders, MPs and Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner attended our online Race & Education in Cumbria Event. Anti Racist Cumbria’s mission is to make Cumbria the first actively anti-racist county. “Everything starts with education – it has the power to transform lives, but […]

How to have a conversation about mental health with your parent from a different culture

Author: Chimwemwe Chirwa It’s World Mental Health Day today and we want to share with you my story of being a black person with a lifelong mental health condition. This a deeply personal story but one that needs to be told so others can feel free to talk about their mental health without stigma. At […]