“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.” Mahatma Ghandi
Thurstable School recognises that society is formed by a tapestry of cultures and that we can learn from each other whatever our backgrounds. Culture, in this sense, can be diverse in a number of ways and can be drawn from many factors including race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, wealth, class and religion. An appreciation of culture is promoted in a variety of ways. It is explicitly looked at in a number of subjects including English, RE, History, Geography, PSHE, Art, Drama and Music and through assemblies and events run in the school. However, it is also implicit in the work of the school: the school aims to promote respect, foster an interest in other people, in community and what it means to belong to a group.
Black Cultural Archives – Located in Brixton, this charity aims to collect, preserve and celebrate the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK and to inspire and give strength to individuals, communities and society.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – Working with young people from disadvantaged areas aged 13-30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. They also influence others to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.