Black History Month at Young Greenwich

22nd October 2021 11:42am by 2485

Here at Young Greenwich, we have been celebrating Black History Month (BHM) in numerous ways. It has been great to see so many members inspired and actively participating in this significant month. 

Have a look at how some of our Youth Hubs have celebrated, with various workshops and activities.

Avery Hill

Down at Avery Hill, the young people celebrated Black History Month through playing games of ‘Who am I?’ BHM edition, and tested their knowledge of black historical figures in a quiz. These games helped our members understand the origins and impact of Black History. 

Our members also learnt about some unique ingredients when cooking some delicious Caribbean food. 


Our Young Greenwich members based in the Thamesmead Hub dived into some African drumming and music workshops. They learnt various techniques on how to play instruments to create vibrant African music. 

It was important for them to understand the history and culture of Black people, which led them to learn about the Windrush Story and the impacts it has on those affected by it to this day. 

Woolwich common

At Woolwich Common Youth Hub several activities took place that celebrated BHM. 

There were various arts & craft sessions involving black heroes and figures. Our skilful members created amazing posters showcasing Black history throughout time. One of the sessions included watching Black documentaries and films like 'Harriet'. After this, our members had conversations about their views and the effects they had on them. 

The Valley

Young people at The Valley participated in BHM by watching the iconic Black Panther. The movie is notably important to black culture as it portrays African heritage through their costumes, clothing and art. This sparked discussions regarding the importance of having diverse actors on our screens.

The Youth Hub will finish BHM off by making some Caribbean Saltfish Fritters and Sweet-corn Fritters. 

If you would like to find out more about what our Youth Hubs get up to and how they continue to support Equality, Diversity & Inclusion click here

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