Thought For The Day – Thursday 19th October 2023
Mothers, Daughters, Sisters – Inspirations Around Us
Thank you very much to Mrs. Ellen and Mrs. Matharu for organizing a wonderful “Black History Month” opportunity. Students are invited to write a poem on a black woman and woman of colour of their choice.
This connects to the Black History Month theme this year of “Saluting Our Sisters”.
Members of staff have submitted their ideas (please find attached) which give you inspiration for your poem.
The point of Black History Month is to make the previously invisible very much visible, to highlight the contribution of all, to include not ignore, to redress the imbalance, to unify not divide, to think of others, to spread love not hate.
Yesterday was Anti-Slavery Day, a day which remembers those who have suffered beyond words and those who still suffer beyond words.
As always, our heroes, inspirations and positive role models, mothers, daughters, sisters, are not necessarily famous or well-known.
They are rooted and grounded.
They are in our families, in our communities, both all around us, in our hearts and in our memories.
They are the loving, humble and unsung heroes, the seemingly ordinary people who are actually truly extraordinary.
They are the people who move mountains.
And they will always, always be with us.
“Love always, Mom” in the brilliant “NFL 360” series tells the resilient story of Jeremy Reaves, who was, and is, inspired by the love of his late mother: https://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-360-love-always-mom. This moving film of 11 minutes 51 seconds is also available on “You Tube”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn22K2bExcc