Black history: Students at West Suffolk College help change curriculum

Students have helped to embed black history into a college's yearly curriculum so that others "understand how beautiful the journey's been and still is".

The change at West Suffolk College was prompted by the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, and will start in June.

The Association of Colleges said West Suffolk was the first in England to integrate black history into courses throughout the year.

Grace, 17, said she hoped it would "bring a lot of awareness".

Ellisha Soanes, a health and social care lecturer and also the equality and diversity innovation lead at the college in Bury St Edmunds, said: "I think it's very important that we implement that black history is a part of British history, and it's important for all students to learn and understand that."

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