CHILDREN of all colours came together to celebrate Black History
Month. More than 100 people gathered in the Chestnut Centre at Sheepridge
for a day of fun and learning run by community organisation Fresh Horizons. Spokesman Howard Belafonte stressed the importance of teaching black
history to children. He said: "Black History Month is celebrated throughout the world
during October, but we chose to mark it during half-term." Activities included a Stars In Your Eyes talent show, a rap workshop
and a community history service. Mr Belafonte said that people of all races were welcome at the
event. He added: "The community here in Deighton and Sheepridge is very
diverse and we wanted to celebrate that. "People from different backgrounds looked forward to this event."
Elsewhere, leading spoken word performers celebrated Black History
Month at Huddersfield Town Hall. Also, the World Temple show by Creative Origins used hip hop and
reggae to highlight issues affecting black communities.