Here at Little Blessing's we ensure to celebrate all festivals and cultural celebrations, particularly British. We also try to include this in meals and ensure that the children eat a variety of foods from around the world. We always spend a term looking at "all around the world" where we look at clothes, foods, music, celebrations and traditions.
Martin Luther King Day
Today we have been learning about 'Dr Martin Luther King'
Martin Luther King Day is celebrated today, 18th January 2016, in the US, and all over the world. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the civil rights movement in 1960s America, which meant that he hoped that black people and white people would begin to live together peacefully, with equal rights. He was assassinated in 1968.
When we teach children about Martin Luther King Jr, we teach them how one man, full of determination, made a change in the world. We teach them that everyone, in their own way, can make a difference - however small, for good (or bad).
Some activities we got involved in today in honour of MLK was learning a poem by him called:
Wouldn't it be terrible? Wouldn't it be sad?
If just one single colour was the colour that we had?
If everything was purple? Or red? Or blue? Or green?
If yellow, pink, or orange was all that could be seen?
Can you just imagine how dull the world would be
If just one single colour was all that we could see?
Some of our older children then helped the staff come with our own poem on equality. Do you like it:
It's nice to be friends
with the people around us,
No matter the colour they had
It would be sad,
If we just stick to one,
everyone would be equal .
No matter of the colour of their skin,
Can you imagine how life would be
If we wasn't friends with everyone we see
Little Blessings Staff and Children
We also looked at different photo's and pictures of him and coloured in pictures of him also using colours that he used in his poem.