Young Pioneers’ Challenge moves to Central Africa

The next chapter in our pupil led initiative, Young Pioneers’ Challenge: Africa and the African diaspora is launched today. Our pupil editor for this chapter is Poppy Bell (IH U6) and her topic is the turbulent and often tragic history of Central Africa.

Poppy said of her involvement with the project “After the Black Lives Matter protests, I did much research on how I could improve my understanding in light of the issues raised. This research highlighted to me the fact that many schools had been lacking in the teaching of African history. Therefore, when Mr Moule put forward this initiative, I saw an amazing opportunity to not only further my own knowledge but to also help support an important change in focus in our education.”

When all the chapters are launched, this Young Pioneers Challenge will offer 120 key things to know from the last thousand years of African history and it is capturing the growing interest amongst pupils at Marlborough in the history of Africa and the African diaspora. Congratulations are due to Poppy and all the Sixth Form pupils involved in this initiative for the academic leadership they are showing.

You can read the currently published chapters here at Young Pioneers’ Challenge Africa and the African Diaspora.


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