Ashmount Primary School students visit the GPI and New Beacon Books

We welcomed school children from the local area into the institute today!

Ashmount Primary School enthusiastically participated in the first of two outreach schools events planned by the GPI and New Beacon Books.

Year 6 Blue arrived this morning and Year 6 Green this afternoon and were introduced to the GPI staff before learning something about George Padmore, John La Rose and the work of the GPI. In both sessions students were split into two groups, with our Archivist Sarah Garrod leading a workshop on JLR's role as an activist, while downstairs in the bookshop our Administrator and Community Development Officer, Nicole-Rachelle and Teju held forth on the Caribbean Artists Movement interspersed with music and poetry.  Students were wonderfully engaged and produced gorgeous and thoughtful artwork inspired by the relevant workshops attended.We were impressed with their level of thinking and interpretation and look forward to learning and sharing with students from Stroud Green Primary School on 19 October!