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Willow Tree Primary School

“Inspiring Learners for Life”

Year 2

Black History Month

For Black History Month, Year 2 have been looking at famous black sports people and their achievements. One of the people we have  learnt about is Tessa Sanderson CBE. She is a six-time Olympian and was the first black woman to win a gold medal. To this day, she still remains the only British athlete to win at a throwing event!
We wanted to bring Black History Month to life and make it something that the children could relate to and remember. The children enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of javelin throwing themselves. They then came up with their own questions for Tessa. We were able to film a few children and send it to Tessa herself. We were absolutely thrilled when she saw our video and sent us one back! 

Click on the link below, to go to our video center where you can view the questions the children asked and the responses that Tessa sent them.