Black History Month is here!

From creating the Spirit of Carnival, to jumping aboard the Empire Windrush; to visiting the continent of Africa with our friend Anansi, to exploring incredible black British people within our Hidden Figures programme. Suffice to say we are ready to visit schools all across the UK this October with our assemblies and workshops. So what’s it all about?!

Well October marks a period when we can all take the time out to appreciate what black people fight so tirelessly for; freedom, equality, and civil rights. It is a time of rejoicing, celebrating and thanking those who have given so much of their lives in the hope that, in future, we can all live a peaceful coexistence.

And here at Bigfoot, we have developed a HUGE range of inspiring programmes to help our young people learn about the struggles and triumphs of our black ancestors and communities. Our enthusiastic Bigfooters have enabled school children to dance, sing, story tell and work together using creative games and exercises to learn about Black History in an engaging and informative way.

When it comes to black history month, we know no-one does it better than Bigfoot:

The props, music and involvement of the children were brilliant. The children very much enjoyed taking part and learning about the people behind the name. Bigfoot always goes that little bit extra and is worth every penny! Thank you very much for all that you do. We love having Adrian at West Hill and think he is brilliant at what he does!

(West Hill Primary School, Hidden Figures, Adrian)

This is the second year running that we have invited Bigfoot Arts Education to our school to run workshops. The facilitators are knowledgeable, friendly and demonstrate a real passion in what they do.

(Lady Boswell’s C of E Primary School, Black & British, Paige)

Full of energy and enthusiasm. Great presence and class control and the children were completely enthused and inspired.

Inspirational, well-organised, excellent pitch and relevant to the children’s lives.

(Grove Park Primary,  Black & British, Lolade)

We launched Black History Month this morning, with a fantastic assembly led by @bigfootarts which focused on 5 extraordinary individuals, who shaped British history. The children were then taken-on an in-depth journey through workshops which they thoroughly enjoyed!

(Elms Farm School, Hiddden Figures, Anuli)