Race 4 Racial Justice Campaign May 2020
On May 25th, the first anniversary of George Floyd's death, children in Years 4 and 5 took part in the The Race 4 Racial Justice United Race Against Racism. They chose to run, walk, stand or be silent for 7 minutes and 46 seconds which is the length of time that George Floyd’s neck was knelt on that caused his death. For more information, please visit the website www.race4racialjustice.org/
The children in Year 5 raised sponsorship money to support local groups. Year 5 in Bonner Mile End raised an amazing £476.40 to support Women’s Inclusive Team which has been supporting the Black and ethnic minority communities in Tower Hamlets through youth programmes, women’s empowerment projects, mental health support and a food bank and community kitchen. www.wit.org.uk/ In Bonner Bethnal Green so far, Year 5 raised an impressive £232.65 to support The Mile End Community Project (MCP) which provides educational activities, sporting, recreational and lifelong learning opportunities for Tower Hamlets residents who may not otherwise engage due to social, cultural, racial or economic challenges. www.mileendcommunityproject.org/
A huge thank you to all the children and their families and friends who donated so kindly.
Bonner Primary School is proud to stand up for justice and equality, respecting Article 2 of the UNCRC which states: The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, sex, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background. No child should be treated unfairly for any reason.