King Ecgbert School: United Against Racism
King Ecgbert School is united against racism.
As the world reels with shock over the murder in the US of George Floyd and reacts with global anti-racism protests, King Ecgbert School has used new technology to come together as a community to share a message of solidarity. Headteacher Paul Haigh said:
When there is sadness, hurt and upsetting news we come together as one community at King Ecgbert. Whilst we are closed and operating as a Virtual School we have sort to use the Internet to do that and share our message of non-acceptance of prejudice and oppression. We are proud of our diversity.
Last week Mr Barker, Head of Henderson House, broadcast to the school on video about Martin Luther King Jr's teachings on racism and the power of non-violent protest. He shared the teaching that non violent protest is a "weapon unique in history which cuts without wounding and enables the man who wields it".
With those words ringing in our ears the KES community has come together to form a virtual human chain that we are sharing now across social media. Mr Haigh has handed over most of this week's school assembly on YouTube to a powerful poem written and performed by Sarah from King Ecgbert School Sixth Form (below).