Valentines High students celebrate Black History Month

Kule T performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS

Kule T performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS - Credit: Archant

Students at an Ilford high school celebrated Black History Month by showcasing their talent and raised more than £1k for charity.

Kule T performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS

Kule T performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS - Credit: Archant

Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, held a Breaking Barriers Black History Month Showcase with 200 people attending, that featured spoken word and musical performances from staff, students and singer song-writer Kule T from MN8.

More than £1,000 was raised for The Sickle Cell Society, a charity that supports people affected by the condition to improve their overall quality of life.

Kule T said: "There was such a lovely sense of community amongst the students and teachers. I felt honoured to watch the kids transform from rehearsals through their performance on stage and it was truly brilliant."

The school's Black History Month project manager Suzette McLean added she was proud to work in a school, where even though there is a predominantly Asian student population, they still understand the value and importance of celebrating Black History Month.

Janelle McFarlane performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS

Janelle McFarlane performing at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS - Credit: Archant

Suzette McLean at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS

Suzette McLean at VHS Black History Month Showcase. Picture: VHS - Credit: Archant


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