These are the comments we received following No Boundaries training on race awareness to staff, pupils and school governors at a school in Gwent.
We were delighted to receive such praise from staff at Cwmffrwdoer Primary school following a programme of race awareness sessions that included pupils, teachers and school governors.
Deputy Head teacher – Jane Jones
“I would definitely recommend No Boundaries TC for staff training, supporting schools in challenge racism. The sessions help staff to develop a better understanding of terminology and initiate difficult conversations in a non threatening environment, creating much food for thought..”
The programme started off with workshops with year 5 and 6 that got the pupils thinking about racism and the affects this has on our society. The young people had a safe space to share their thoughts and had plenty of questions including recent events such as sports stars taking the knee and the significance of this gesture.
We then held four sessions every few weeks with the staff at the school having open, honest and reflective conversations sharing our knowledge and experiences as we navigated our way through discussions around terminology, bias awareness and how to support pupils experiencing racism.
In between the four sessions, we also delivered a bespoke session with school governors that went into more detail around terminology. The sessions were held over Teams were supported by short videos, interactive activities and presentation slides.
We would like to thank the school for supporting No Boundaries and look forward to continuing our support.