Friday, 26 June 2009

I missed the Black Children's Achievement Celebrations today at the Civic Hall but Marcia Hutchinson, Managing Director of PrimaryColours, sent me this e-mail afterwards...

"Dear Chris, Earlier today we were the MC's for the Black Children's Achievement Project (BCAP) End of Year Celebrations at the Civic Hall. It was fantastic to see pupils from nine Leeds schools singing, dancing, reciting poetry and generally being completely proud of their culture and Heritage. This is the fourth year that Primary Colours have been involved in BCAP in Leeds and we're delighted to see the progress that has been made with the children. Of the ten BCAP primary schools we have performed in Carr Manor, Chapel Allerton and Hillcrest schools. I was delighted to be asked to give the Keynote Speech by Pauline Rosenthal and tried to encourage the children to believe in themselves at all times. " Yes you can!" We managed to get a performance by the children of Elvis Presley's Hound Dog on video which we've uploaded to our website for you. Click here to see the video

We have now been booked to return to Carr Manor with our unique brand of fun-filled interactive drama productions so make a date in your diary to come and see us there on 1st October as we kick of Black History Month with Rock 'n' Role play celebrating the progress of black people from Rosa Parks to Barrack Obama via Nelson Mandela. We only have one slot
left for Black History Month so do get in touch if you would like to book the Primary Colours Experience for your school. Kind Regards Marcia.

PS We are also in today's Times Educational Supplement showing how our work can be used to fight racial prejudice. ."

Marcia and Primary Colours are brilliant and I hope to be able to catch up with her and her team in October. I am sorry that I missed the Black Children's Achievement event and I am particularly grateful to my colleagues Pauline Rosenthal and Jahardine Farrell who have been working with the schools and clearly doing a great job.


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