The Grounded Project

“For these are all our children, we will all profit by or pay for what they become.”

— James Baldwin

The Grounded Project, is our keystage 2 & 3 school based project.

We work with Primary and Secondary Schools across London to ensure the school curriculum is more diverse and reflective of African and African-Caribbean culture, history and heritage.

All the session have been been developed by our teachers from the Rooted project. The lessons have be co-created by the young people over a 2 year period.

The curriculum has been created with the help of the Institute of Race Relations, they gave us access to a lot for archived materials that were essential to the Black British Liberation groups in the 70s and 80s. Our Grounded project workers spent long hours using this material to ensure the young people get an authentic understanding about Black British grass roots activism and history.

Feedback

Some of the young people we have worked with have said this about the Grounded project.

Year 9 Student- ” The BLAM staff that came to my school always made sure information was explained carefully, we were always allowed to ask questions and have needed discussions “

Year 10 Student- ” The Blam lessons were fun and engaging. I really enjoyed learning about Black feminism.”

We are currently partnered with 2 schools.

If you would like your school to get involved, please contact us hello@blamcharity.co.uk

We are also open to hosting year assemblies and one off sessions.

This project has been funded by the National Lottery