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Black History Month


Throughout the month of February, our staff and students are proudly recognizing and celebrating Black History Month. This is a chance for our Division to honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.

Edmonton Catholic Schools consultants have shared many opportunities and rich resources with our staff so that they can learn and explore more about Black History in Canada and around the world. 

Throughout the month of February we will be sharing how our students are marking Black History Month.

Canadian 2021 Theme “The Future is Now” 

“The Future is Now” is a call to action for us all to build on the legacy of those who came before us, and to recognize the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.


Featured #BHM2021 Student Activities  

The grade five students at St. Anne are learning about the history of Jazz for Black History Month. Today, the students were introduced to composer, vocalist and trumpeter, Louis Armstrong. 

Ecole Monsignor William Irwin students are celebrating Black History Month by reflecting on ways they can be an upstander and speak out against racism. Students are also learning how to be an ally. 

This year, St. Oscar Romero invited students to share their ideas and help plan activities for Black History Month. They chose to bring awareness to significant cultural & historical events by Black Canadians and Black leaders in our world.

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At Our Lady of the Prairies the school day starts with a song featuring a Black artist and the morning broadcast also features a Black Canadian who has contributed significantly to Canada.  All K-6 classes are taking a virtual African drumming session with Sangea Academy as part of music class. 

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