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Black History Month - Beyond the Uniform

Suffolk Constabulary in partnership with Ipswich Town Football Club visited Chantry Academy to meet with Year 9 Students and discuss their experiences of being Black in Uniform.

Suffolk Constabulary said:
Here at Suffolk Constabulary, we are encouraging people to be proud of their differences – to be able to express themselves freely and know they are valued.

Everyone has their own unique story and background, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or disability.

Our differences are not always visible. We can draw on people's differences - on who they are, what they have experienced and how they think – to create a respectful culture and environment where everyone feels comfortable to share their opinions without fear of prejudice or of being treated differently.”

Representatives from the Police and ITFC came in to discuss their experiences of dealing with racism in their roles but also gave advice and guidance to students about how to move the conversation forward and not limit themselves.  

It was an inspirational assembly. #BlackHistoryMonth    #ProudToBe

We would like to thank Daniella Lord for organising the event. - Positive Action Recruitment Advisor- Suffolk Constabulary

Mr Moseley – Assistant Principal: Raising Aspirations Leader said:
“Chantry Academy prides itself in helping students achieve everything they want in life. We understand the importance of ensuring that all students are represented in our curriculum and that we work with the community to help raise aspirations. We were thrilled to have Suffolk Constabulary and ITFC in to speak to our students about their experiences, our students gained a lot from the guests. This assembly is part of an on-going process at Chantry Academy to ensure that we don’t celebrate our diversity one month a year but that we work collectively to celebrate all of our community all of the time. Our work with the Race Charter enables our academy to support all of our students and ensure that there are no barriers to their success.”

Black History Month