Black History Month


As part of our continuing celebrations and education into Black History Month, the school invited the Steel Pan Agency to lead workshops with all of our pupils. 

Jonathan and Shareen, who led the sessions, were very informative, telling us about the history of the Steel Pans. Steel Pans originate from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. Their history can be traced back to enslaved African people who were brought to the Caribbean in the 1700s. 

The Pans sound very exotic and bring to mind fun and carnival, which may explain some of their appeal.

All the pupils were engaged and enjoyed listening to the music. Others went on to learn the different notes and perform as a group and some students confidently performed solos! It was very impressive. 

We were also treated to a special Caribbean menu by the Catering staff, of which the highlight was the array of colourful salads and delicious mango ice cream. Thank you Carmen and Ray for all the wonderful food!​