At APS we celebrate every individual and value the diverse student body that we have. This ties into our school values of empathy, curiosity, positivity and open-mindedness.
As a staff body, we mark key events in the year such as Pride month in June and Black History Month in October. By visibly showing our support we encourage students to see the value in diversity, becoming well-rounded citizens with a broader perspective and richer life experience. This creates a culture of acceptance where differences are valued and discrimination can be challenged. When we stand up for people who are different from us we send a message that everyone has a right to dignity, happiness and respect.
NO ONE IS EQUAL UNTIL EVERYONE IS EQUAL!
"Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. It creates the opportunity to learn more about the effects of racism and how to challenge it. Here is a list of events for our pupils to attend during this month:
- Drama Department is showing a screening of 'Small Island'. When: 19th & 20th October. Time: 3:30pm to 5pm. Location: P11. Year 9 to Year 13 students are welcome.
- Citizenship and Sociology department is showing a screening of 'Subnormal: A British Scandal'. When: 6th & 7th October. When: Lunchtime. Location: EW03. Year 10-13 students are welcome.
- English Department presents the following (check for dates and times with the department:
- Year 7: The Rise of Black Superheroes
- Year 8: The history of Black Spies
- Year 9: Writing to Change the World
- Year 10: Decolonising the Curriculum
- Year 11: A Celebration of Ira Aldridge
- KS5: BHM Essay Writing Competition
- Art Department is running a KS3 Poster Competition. Prizes to be won. Check for details with the department.
- History Department is publishing tutor time activities on Bristol Riots 1960s.
- Look out for the reading list published by the Library to celebrate Black History Month.
- Bernie Grants Arts Centre have Heather Agyepong’s powerful new solo performance The Body Remembers. It explores how trauma lives in the body, particularly for Black British women across different generations. The performance is running from Thursday 7 October."