Case Study: Diego Bartolomeu, Key Stage 3 student and Pearson World Changer Awards runner-up
Diego Bartolomeu is a Key Stage 3 student who impressed the judges of the Pearson World Changer Awards with his determination to affect change at his school.
The Pearson World Changer Awards 2020 winners and runners-up
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Diego suggested that his schools' History curriculum be re-written to include more black, Asian and minority ethnicity history.
Diego also wrote to his local MP, Kate Green, calling for change and is working closely with his school to implement his ideas, so all students can feel more included in what they study.
There needs to be an inclusive curriculum, so I am working with my school and a group of students to explore the topics that we learn about from The Black Civil Rights Movement to Africa before colonisation. I hope topics like this will give young people a chance to learn about black history, but also to educate them about the issue of unconscious bias, and help eradicate racism, not just in the UK, but in the world!