Copthall Empowerment Club

Posted on: 20/04/2022

Copthall Empowerment Club members have been engaging in some exciting activities towards the end of this term. Year 8 students discussed the significance of role models by reflecting on their role models whilst also engaging in a debate about the values they believe are important for a leader.

Year 11 members of the club are currently reading Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head by Warsan Shire as part of a reading project by The Reading Agency we have applied for. Copthall has been supplied with 10 copies of the book and students will be engaging with reading and completing activities in relation to the poetry collection.

A little bit about the poetry collection:

With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a girl who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way toward womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women and teenage girls. 


The final speaker for this term is Chanté Joseph.

Chanté is a freelance writer, digital content producer and host of Channel 4's How Not To Be Racist & The Face Magazine's 'My Public Me' Podcast. Chanté frequently writes for platforms including British Vogue, Complex, The Guardian, The I Paper, Huffington Post, VICE, Gal-dem, Soho House and more. Chanté is also currently writing for her first book A Quick Ting On: The Black British Power Movement, due out in 2022.

 Thank you

Ms Konstantinou and Ms Midgley

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