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Activities about Race

2021’s Black History Month encourages everyone to ‘dig deeper’, ‘look closer,’ and ‘think bigger’. Here are some activities that can be run online or face to face at a social distance to help you participate.

These activities encourage young people to think about the contributions, achievements, and history of black people in the UK, and it’s an opportunity to recognise this and learn more. 

Timeline for a change

Get creative, get moving, and create a timeline of black British history.

Suitable for: 6-10s | Takes: 1hr

Setting: Socially distanced indoors and outdoors, and online

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Black history who’s who

Put your detective hat on and learn about famous black people through history.

Suitable for: 11-18s | Takes: 1hr

Setting: Socially distanced indoors and online

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Race to the Frozen North: the virtual book club

Dive into a world of words and explore the life of Matthew Henson.

Suitable for: 7-10s | Takes: 45 mins

Setting: Online

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The Black Flamingo: the virtual book club

Join a journey of self-discovery that starts on the page and ends in your heart.

Suitable for: 12-18s | Takes: 45 mins

Setting: Online

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The tag game

Use these quick games to introduce the idea of affinity bias and what we share in common, even when we’re different.

Suitable for: 11-18s | Takes: 20 mins

Setting: Socially distanced indoors and outdoors

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Night at the movies

Set up your screen and learn about black history and culture by sharing a cinematic experience.

Suitable for: 8-18s | Takes: 2hrs

Setting: Socially distanced indoors

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