Year 7 Celebrate Cultural Diversity

‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE is a celebration of the diversity of the British population. This presentation transforms the space into a place of discovery and debate. It consists of an installation of thousands of books covered in the artist’s signature Dutch wax printed cotton textile. On the spines of many of these books are printed the names of notable 1st and 2nd generation immigrants and incoming migrants to Britain who have moved here throughout history. These names include Winston Churchill, Prince Philip and Dame Helen Mirren. These immigrants and incoming migrants have all made a significant contribution to aspects of British life and culture, from science to music, art, cinema and literature. Other books feature names of prominent figures who have opposed immigration at various times. Our talented Year 7 have created their own SCD library in celebration of the cultural diversity within our school. 


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