“For these are all our children, we will all profit by or pay for what they become.”
— James Baldwin
The Grounded Project, is our Key Stage 2 & 3 school based project in which we teach Black History on a termly basis at our partner schools.
We work with Primary and Secondary Schools across London to deliver In-session and After-school lessons on African, African-Caribbean and Black- British culture, history and heritage. Our workshops provide young Black students with the vital tools to develop a positive racial esteem and identity in the mist of ingrained negative Anti-Black stereotypes rampant in society. All sessions are delivered by BLAM UK’s DBS checked Project Workers.
All the workshops have been developed by our consultant teachers, youth workers, school students and Historians. The lesson themes have been co-created by the young people from the Lambeth community over a 2-year period. We have worked with over 500 young people in Lambeth, Lewisham, Greenwich and Camden delivering our sessions.
The curriculum BLAM uses for the workshops have been further developed with the help of the Institute of Race Relations, they gave us access to a lot of archived materials that were essential to the Black British Liberation movements in the 70s and 80s. Our Grounded project workers spent many hours going through this material to ensure that the young people get an authentic understanding of Black-British grass roots activism and history.
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.”
Year 4 Student – “You have expanded my knowledge and happiness during these BLAM sessions. You have also stolen my attention.”
Our Partner Schools 2022/23;
We also offer one-off sessions and assemblies looking at anti-racism and racial wellness in school.