NCC comes together to celebrate our sisters for Black History Month

NCC comes together to celebrate our sisters for Black History Month

New City College staff and students came together to celebrate and recognise October as Black History Month.

The college community held various events at the different campuses on the theme of BHM 2023 Celebrating our Sisters to emphasise the vital role black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change, and building communities.

Students got involved in competitions and creative opportunities, such as bead making, guessing the flags, trying African and Caribbean snacks and food, decorating tote bags, poetry, bracelet making, and cultural dance and singing.

They were encouraged to attend college in their cultural clothes and bring in flags and there were a range of information stalls featuring trailblazing black women who have made incredible contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia and health care.

Curriculum areas highlighted black history in lessons and there were tutorials where stories and traditions were shared to highlight the achievements of black women using videos, podcasts and news reports.

Emma Wood, Group Head of Tutorial and Enrichment, said: “Every event across New City College was informative and educational as well as being fun for our students. I want to particularly highlight the fabulous event at Rainham Construction and Engineering campus where students were attentive and fully engaged with all the imaginative and educational activities on offer.”

Be part of the New City College community – come along to our campus Open Events on Saturday 18th November, 10am to 2pm, to find out what we can offer you.