Stewards Academy shows commitment to being anti-racist school

Education: Secondary / Tue 2nd Nov 2021 at 08:58am

AFTER being unable to bring Stewards Academy’s EMPV group together for over eighteen months, it was amazing to have over 150 pupils and staff attend the first meeting of the academic year.

With a packed agenda, led by the heads of the EMPV group, Ms Mohamed, Israel, Nathan and Wafikat, attendees discussed:

How Stewards is committed to being an anti-racist school.

Supporting Show Racism the Red Card day where pupils and staff have the opportunity to add something red to their uniform/ work wear.

The national Show Racism the Red Card competition.

The EMPV motivational board.

The planned cultural event in March.

Our student leaders of the EMPV have been busy this month delivering assemblies to the student body about Black History Month, the work of the EMPV and Show Racism the Red Card. They have also met and been interviewed about Black History Month by the Editor of YourHarlow, alongside our Head Boy- Emmanuel, Head Girl- Poppy, Deputy Head Girl- Tiffany and two of our Year 10 School Council and Peer Mentors, Ella and Leslie. Cultural diversity is integral to life at Stewards Academy, and it is wonderful that our pupils are keen to educate those around them about their experiences.

Ms Mohamed, Subject Leader for Ethics and Values and Religious Studies, said: ‘’The EMPV group will always be close to my heart. Over the years we have worked so hard to celebrate diversity and tackle issues in society and the world. I was overwhelmed with the number of students who came along to the first EMPV meeting of the year. We discussed so many issues and ways we can work together towards becoming an anti-racist school. I look forward to the year ahead and I am really excited to see where this will lead us.’’  

If you are interested in following the life of Stewards Academy, we regularly have updates on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us @StewardsAcademy and @Stewards_Head on Twitter and @stewardsacademy on Instagram.  A final source of information is here on YourHarlow where you can see lots of things we have been up to previously:   

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