Today’s Achievement Assembly was jam packed with many of the wonderful things that have been happening at TN recently. The assembly began with a beautiful performance by our String Quartet, they played three songs in front of the entire school, two fantastic jazz pieces followed by the Hungarian Dance, which had everybody on the edge of their seats.
Following this, Mr Campbell put a quote on the screen “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it”, he asked everyone to think about this in regards to Black History Month. He then informed everybody of the Caribbean passengers of the Empire Windrush who were invited to come to England as citizens, to get fantastic jobs, start new lives and help to rebuild England after the Second World War. However, this was not the reality that the Windrush generation found when they arrived in England, they were forced to live underground in abandoned stations that were used as bomb shelters, they were not allowed to leave until they found jobs. They were kept in poor conditions and treated unfairly, the accommodation was described as "primitive and unwelcoming, like a sparsely furnished rabbit's warren". Pupils then reflected on how the story of Windrush related to the quote they heard prior, and the current situation refugees are facing.