black lives matter
The Wyvil Family is steadfast in its commitment to standing up against all forms of social injustice and equality is at the forefront of all we do.
In line with our Rights Respecting status, everyone is welcome in our Wyvil Family, regardless of race, gender or anything else that makes us all the wonderful individuals that we are.
Wyvil is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of positive, inclusive, tolerant and active global citizens and in order to support families in talking about how this relates to current world events, we have found some links to resources that might help support any discussions you may be having at home, particularly around the growing Black Lives Matter movement.
For many of our children, recent events such as George Floyd’s death to the protests on our streets may bring some feelings of anxiety and questions about the world we live in. We encourage you to embrace and discuss this as a family, as we will also be doing so in school.
It is essential that we teach and internalise Black Lives Matter.
CLICK HERE to watch this useful video on racism and tolerance!
This child-friendly link from UNICEF to help guide your discussions around racial prejudice:https://www.unicef.org/parenting/talking-to-your-kids-about-racism
This simple clip, talks about discrimination and equality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uXgJA-VfjI
CLICK HERE to download 'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter in the news - for children
Newsround is always a good source of child-friendly news video clips:
George Floyd & the protests: www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673
Banksy & Black Lives Matter: www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52955451
What was Blackout Tuesday? www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52893017
Newsround Factfile on Racism: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/racism/newsid_1703000/1703905.stm
Message on Racism from Blue Peter:
Diversity in children's books
As a 'Working with the National Literacy Trust' school, books are the heart of all we do and ensuring that diversity is represented in all areas of school life, applies to our books too.
All are Welcome, written by Alexandra Penfold and illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman, is a beautiful picture book all about a diverse group of young children in their wonderfully inclusive classroom.
CLICK HERE or on the book above to hear this story read aloud.
Welcome to our Virtual Google Classroom Library!
Scroll down to see all the books in our Virtual Google Classroom Library - click on any of the front covers to find out more about the book!
Book List for Ages 0 - 4
Book List for Ages 5 - 8
Book List for Ages 9 - 12
Book List for Ages 13 - 16
Book List for Ages 17 + Young Adults
Finally, here are a further general selection of books that we have in school that might be of interest to you at home.