Year 2 ‘Black Lives Matter’

This week, Year 2 have spent time discussing differences. We discussed the fact that there are many differences between people and one of these differences is the colour of our skin. We emphasised that it is important to make sure all people are treated fairly, and that is the reason why lots of people all over the country and the world are part of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

In order to celebrate some of the achievements of black individuals, we taught the children about a black environmentalist named Wangari Maathai. Wangari was a renowned Kenyan activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She founded the Green Belt movement, which focussed on the planting of trees, environmental conservation and women’s rights.

Following on from this, the children created a piece of artwork to celebrate the achievements of Wangari Maathai, ‘the woman who planted a million trees’. Different classes chose to use different mediums, as seen in some of the photos below.

2SH and 2JG decided to use chalk pastels, with some amazing results!

Isaac 2SH


Martha 2JG

2SE and 2PPSW instead chose to use crayons to complete their artwork. Below are some of the masterpieces they created!



Emily 2PPSW

I’m sure you will agree the children in Year 2 have done an amazing job of their artwork and shown a brilliant way to celebrate the achievements of Wangari Maathai. Well done, Panthers!