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Enrico retired to Jamaica with second wife Mary but returned to Britain and settled in north Wales where he was active in the North Wales Race Equality Council until his death in Jamaican music producer, Julian Henrique, made a film of him in that name, which is available through a website Mary Stennett and the North Wales Jamaica Society made in his memory at www.
Working in film theatre and television she is an advocate of increased representation in the arts. Jamie Baulch Olympian Jamie Baulch is one of a select band of only 12 Welsh athletes to have won an Olympic athletics medal, winning silver in the Atlanta Games. He was a member of the Welsh Commonwealth Games teams that took the 4 x m bronze in Kuala Lumpur in and silver in Manchester in Altogether in his career, Jamie won five senior Welsh Championship titles - including four at m and set nine senior Welsh records at m and m.
His fastest m time of Since retiring in aged 32 Jamie has forged a career as TV presenter. Martha Musonza Holman Forced to flee her home country of Zimbabwe in after being criticised for teaching politics to students, Martha, who now lives in Abergavenny, has worked for the last 16 years to create links between Wales and Zimbabwe.
Martha has reached more than Welsh schools teaching Fairtrade. InLove Zimbabwe won the Glastonbury Green Traders Award and Martha has been awarded special recognition for her contribution to livelihoods and Fairtrade within the Wales Africa sector over many years by the Welsh Government's Wales for Africa team.
Later, working with South Wales Police for 10 years, Steve was a committee member of the Black Police Association and sat on the force's independent ethics committee.
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Now at the Department for Transport he mentors senior leaders in the civil service. A keen rugby player he played for the army and combined services, as well as playing for clubs such as London Welsh and Boroughmuir in Scotland.
She is the founding chief executive of Bawsoa leading third sector provider for black minority ethnic women and children facing domestic and other forms of abuse and violence.
In Mutale was the Welsh Woman of the Year for her work in the community, and in received the Welsh Woman of the Year Val Feld Award for the individual who has made a difference to Welsh life. Born inshe was the youngest of seven. Both he and her brother, Jocelyn, served as merchant seamen during the Second World War and lost their lives.
She went on to form a career as a jazz singer, author, radio actress and was co-founder of the Butetown Bay Jazz Festival. Patti is a patron of Black History Wales. Colin Jackson An Olympian sprinter and Welsh hurdling champion, he won his first major medal, a silver, in the m hurdles, aged 19 at the Commonwealth Games.
Colin Jackson went on to win a silver medal at the Seoul Olympic Games and won European and Commonwealth gold medals in He went undefeated at the European championships for 12 years in a row and remains the 60m hurdles world record holder. The boy from, Cardiff who had trained with Brecon Athletics Club, set a world record of Now a television sports commentator and presenter he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in and came out as gay aged 50 last year.
Kizzy Crawford She describes herself as a Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage. She says her music is inspired by her culture. Read More He's a Welsh sporting legend you may never have heard of — now there's a campaign to honour the rugby league superstar Born in Tiger Bay inthis former professional rugby league footballer started his career as a rugby union player before joining Wigan in During 15 years at Wigan he scored a club-record tries in his appearances for the club.
He finished his career at Blackpool Borough before retiring in Originally from Nigeria, Uzo is a qualified solicitor and barrister. Moving to Wales, she was a law lecturer at the Swansea University before joining South Wales Police in as a race and diversity officer.
Vaughan Gething The Welsh Labour leader hopeful already has several high profile firsts to his name. Two Labour council leaders and two Labour group leaders have now given their backing to Vaughan's attempt to become Welsh Labour leader following Carwyn Jones' announcement that he will stand down.
The former solicitor was chair of Right to Vote — across-party project to encourage greater participation from black minority ethnic communities in Welsh public life. Cynthia Ogbonna The first woman in the year history of Cardiff Bus to be appointed managing director.
She took on the role in and has worked to make public transport more accessible and sustainable and has also committed the company to be a living wage employer. Steve Robinson Steve, from Cardiff, was dubbed "The Cinderella Man" after the fairytale story behind his world boxing title triumph in April Against the odds, he won a points decision and brought the world title back to Wales.
He went on to successfully defend his belt seven times, before losing to Prince Naseem Hamed in the eighth round during a contest at Cardiff Arms Park. Robinson retired in after a loss to Steve Conway, explaining: Born to a Welsh mother, he moved to Cardiff as a boy after his father, who was born in Yemen, was killed in service during World War Two. Former First Minister the late Rhodri Morgan said: Clive Sullivan The Cardiff-born rugby league wing was the first black captain of the Great Britain Lions and for any national British sporting side.
The fact he played professional sport is a miracle in itself as growing up he required surgery on his knees, feet and shoulders as a young teenager.
Despite constant knee problems requiring further operations, he played a total of games for Hull, scoring tries. In his games for Hull K. His international career took him to great heights having made his debut for Great Britain in The following year he played three World Cup matches, grabbing a hat-trick against New Zealand.
He however won a further three Test caps against New Zealand in In he was handed the captaincy of Great Britain and played two Tests against France. The World Cup took place that same year, and he captained Great Britain to become world champions. Sullivan scored possibly the most famous try in the history of the World Cup to level against Australia in the final, after a length of the field run. In his Great Britain career came to an end with three Tests against Australia.
Robert Muza Since arriving in Wales as a refugee from Zimbabwe inRobert from Newport has become a volunteer with Street Games and a casual community sports coach and youth worker for Newport council. Despite not having a stable place to live for himself and his young family at that time he set about trying to ensure young people from marginalised groups across south Wales had the opportunity to play sport. He is the founder and chairman of the Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association which promotes community cohesion through sports.
The University of Wales, Newport, has supported him and he volunteered at the Paralympic Games and with the London Olympics dehydration team. Nicky Delgado "I have no boss but the community, they pay my wages," says Nicky, who was born in Butetown in and uses his skills as a writer, director and musician to make it a better place for those living there.
During a long career he has worked on plays, musicals and documentaries and has hosted 80 cultural groups, including working with groups at the Notting Hill Carnival. As Capital Radio "Jobmate" he worked with the radio station, celebrities and others to help young people into employment, training or study. A Black History Month Wales, founder and committee member for seven years he has worked with the Wales Millennium Centre to overcome the barrier between the venue and and local communities, instigating Chinese New Year festivities and the Black History Month Wales finale since Christian Malcolm The Newport-born athlete was an aspiring young footballer attracting the interest of QPR and Nottingham Forest before turning to the track as an year-old.
He won the World Junior m and m titles, reached the Olympic m final twice, and competed at four Commonwealth Games - winning m silver in Kuala Lumpur in and a bronze in the same event in Delhi 12 years later. Lenn Lawrence The first black carpenter and foreman for the British Steel Corporation in Neath Port Talbot, Lenn helped build the M4 motorway, the deep water dock for Marple ridgeway, Port Talbot town centre, the Pontdrefen bridge and many more sites.
Being an ethnic minority in in Wales was difficult and this led Lenn and other members of the community to start the Caribbean Friendship Society.
Together they met with the police, councillors and other agencies. Inthe society relocated to Swansea and lasted untilwhen it evolved into Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council. Today it still upholds its initial principle, which is to value the rights of people. Lenn is a patron of Black History Wales.
Prof Williams is also known for her groundbreaking text A Tolerant Nation? Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Wales, has published essays in Planet magazine and is a commentator on issues of Welsh multiculturalism. Her home and wider family network are in north Wales and she returns home each year but now works in Australia as Professor of social work and deputy dean at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Kimberly Mpukusa A former asylum seeker from Zimbabwe Kimberly was coached by her father to become the number one Welsh under 18s tennis player, despite struggling to find a sponsor. Paul Robeson Paul Robeson was an acclaimed stage actor and singer, American footballer and political activist. Moving to the UK to escape racism in the US he developed strong links to Wales after meeting Welsh miners in London who were petitioning the government for help.
When he saw a choir singing, he joined in and then led them in a rendition. He later organised contributions so they could get back to south Wales on a freight train, complete with food and clothing. Robeson joined the miners on hunger marches in andand in starred in the Ealing Studios movie Proud Valley, which told the tale of a black miner who moves to the valleys. Such was his global appeal that he also performed at the Miners Eisteddfod via the newly completed transatlantic hook-up.
He was once recorded as saying about Wales: Hwn yw fy Mrawd: SIr Bryn Terfel was one of the stars who featured in the performance. The Friday night show was 60 years to the day since Paul Robeson addressed the Eisteddfod crowd at the festival in Ebbw Vale. Paulette Palmer After training as a state-enrolled nurse at Llandough Hospital in the s Paulette became a senior nurse in the NHS, worked with sickle cell patients and was a deputy ward manager at the now closed Lansdowne Hospital where she cared for older people.
From toshe owned and ran a small care home business for adults promoting independent living, employing people from the local community and students. She was involved in voluntary community work at the Alkabulan Education and Cultural studies Saturday school based in Fitzalan High School Cardiff, helping children to improve their academic abilities and cultural awareness.
A church secretary for 10 years she read a prayer in Llandaff Cathedral, for the opening of the Welsh Assembly Government Building in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
She left Lansdowne to work with sickle cell patients after a young friend of hers died from the painful, incurable inherited blood disorder. She is now a semi retired nurse working with the elderly and helping run the Genesis Health and Social Care Nurse Agency. Year 4 Condover Hall Residential. The report from our outstanding Religious Inspection. Updated Health and Safety Policy. Our Travel Team were delighted to achie the Modeshift Silver award. Families joined Year 4 for their Maths Inspire Workshop.
We have recently achieved the Communication Commitment award. Children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a recent Basketball Competition. Reception children enjoyed a visit to a local Polish shop. Spring Term overviews on our Year Group pages. Year 5 trip to Symphony Hall. Year 5 families joined the children for a Maths Inspire Workshop.
Year 4 enjoyed a Tudor Day to immerse themselves in their new topic. We presented all our Autumn term Attendance Awards. Year 6 enjoyed a visit to a Greek Orthodox Church. Year 6 trip to Greek Orthodox Church. An updated list of our Governing Body members. Year 5 visited the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Year 2 visited the Buddhist Temple in Birmingham. Year 3 learnt more about the Jewish faith at Singers Hill Synagogue.
Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Multi-Faith Exhibition. We have supported the Sifa fireside centre for the homeless this past year. We received a letter of thanks for our gifts donated to Brushstrokes charity. Year 3 presented an exibition of Inventions to parents and their peers. School newsletter and Spring term diary dates. Year 1 trip to Hindu Temple. Year 2 trip to Buddhist Vihara. Reception children presented the Nativity to friends and family.
Our choir led the celebrations in our Advent Concert. Our youngest children presented the Nativity Story to parents and parishioners. We celebrated the 80th Birthday of our lunchtime supervisor, Betty. Our huge Brass Orchestra performed a concert to an appreciative audience. Reception went to choose their Christmas trees. Year 4 to Harvington Hall. Year 1 Discover Art Award Club. We made our first blog post as part of our Arts Award Journey. Class Y2DD presented their class assembly on baptism.
Year 3 trip to Synagogue in Birmingham. Our pupils joined other schools for a Maths Gifted and Talented Workshop. Children from Year 6 took on the jobs of adults on Take Over Day.
Our Pupil Parliament children met with Councillor Rice to discuss his role. Year 2 returned to school in the dark for a Light Night. Read Write Inc Model School award logo added to our home page. Children in Y1LH shared lunch with members of their family. Leaders from schools across the city attended a Mass for Deceased Headteachers. We remembered the fallen in this year's Remembrance Service. Families joined Y2KR for a shared school lunch.
The Sports Council performed a half time display at Worcester Warriors. Our new school Prayer Booklet. Year 4 trip to Multi Faith Centre. Year 5 International Week Trips. Years 1 to 3 enjoyed a great disco organised by the PTFA. Reception parents joined the children for some Maths Workshops.
We wore our poppies with pride during Remembrance week. Our Choir performed at the annual charity event in Birmingham Town Hall. The whole school celebrated Mass for All Saints' Day. Reception children performed nursery rhymes on a visit to Highbury Theatre. Our team won a Hockey Competition held at Erdington Academy. Parents joined us for some Reception Phonics Workshops. Year 5 and 6 Arts Award Club.
Some of our pupils met a gold medal winning skater at Kingsbury CIC. Ten Year 2 pupils took part in a Multiskills Competition. Year 6 Shakespeare Performance at the Old Rep. Year 2 Literacy Inspire Workshop.
Year 4 Literacy Inspire Workshop. Abbey children joined a million others in Praying the Rosary. A delegation of Headteachers from Erdington met with the Schools Minister. Y3EH invited their families to join them for a shared lunch.
A new class photograph for Year 1.
Year 2 to see Alice in Wonderland at the Old Rep. A new introduction and class photograph for Year 3. The whole school brightened up for Cafod in aid of the charity.
Reception enjoyed a morning visit to Highbury Theatre. Year 6 children received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Six Year 4's participated in a local Gymnastics Competition. Some Year 5's wrote their own suspense stories in a Creative Writing Workshop. Our football team began this year's seven-a-side campaign with two wins.
Governing Body meeting attendance. We held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. We supported charity by holding a collection of shoes. Familes joined Y4JB children for a shared lunchtime.
Year 6 took part in a workshop at the Old Rep Theatre. A new class photo and all new photographs in Year 6 's Gallery. All new photographs in Year 5 's Gallery. A new class photograph for Reception. Year 5MM presented their assembly on the topic of Peace. Year 2 Seeing the Light. Year 3 Trips to Lapwoth Museum of Geology. Year 6 Parents' Confirmation Meeting.
Choir Dates for the Year Ahead. Progression of Key Skills documents on our Curriculum page. We had a special assembly that thought about the stewardship of creation.
A representative from Severn Trent visited us for a whole school assembly. Year 6 parents joined us for a Shared Lunch. The whole school joined in with Talk Like a Pirate Day. Our lunchtime Bike Club welcomed new members. Four new photographs in Reception 's Gallery. We welcomed our new Reception children with a special Mass and Faith Breakfast.
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Reception Phonics Workshops during September. Our school results from the National Child Measurement Programme.
Additional Information Form for admissions into Reception class. Pupils from Years 4 and 5 competed in a Cross Country competition. All new photographs in Reception 's Gallery. The staff created prayer tags for Year 6 children departing for the Isle of Wight. Year 5 learnt more about the Romans at Lunt Fort. Year 3 enjoyed an indoor rock climbing adventure course. We gave all pupils a special gift at the start of our new academic year. Year 6 Shakespeare Schools Festival.
Year 4 launched their chocolate topic on a visit to Cadbury World. Year 1 explored senses at the Thinktank. Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoyed some Road Safety Sessions. Father Maurice blessed our classrooms at the start of the new school year.
Girls can wear trousers at any time as part of our school Uniform. We said a fond farewell to our Year 6 Leavers.
An updated introduction for Year 6. A new page celebrating our Faith Virtues and Values. Music Mark added to our collection of awards. A new page with information about the Wednesday Word. Updated Complaints Policy and Form. An updated introduction and new photograph for Year 2.
We said goodbye and good luck to Mr Poole and Mr Kirke. School newsletter and Autumn term diary dates. Arts Award and Modeshift Stars Award added to our others.
Updated list of Class Saints for this year. Our choir presented a Summer Concert for families and friends. Year 6 attended a Swim Safe course on being safe in cold water. Our Sports Council members helped shortlist potential replacements for next year. During Lent we raised money for the benefit of Alton Castle. Details of the development of our Speech and Language Room.
An updated introduction for Year 5. Chaplaincy Team Shoe Appeal. Years 4 to 6 Brass Lessons in September. A new class photograph for Year 5. Year 5 enjoyed a Myths and Legends Day for their new topic.
Staff and families enjoyed a great day at the Sutton Community Games. Year 6 presented their pantomime of Cinderella Rockerfella.
Year 5 went to Alton Castle in preparation for their Confirmation.
We held an vote to choose the names of our new Chickens. Some of our chidlren received Sustainability Awards from the Lord Mayor. We celebrated John-Paul's ordination into the priesthood. A new page introducing our St.
Alton Castle Residential in April Current Year 3 Residentials in Years 4 to 6. Condover Hall Residential in March School leaders attended this year's Diocesan School Leadership Conference. Staff and families enjoyed our first Abbey Adventure in Sutton Park together. Our footballers came runners-up in a recent 6-a-side competition. Years 5 and 6 Bikeability.
Members of our Bike Club enjoyed a ride out to Sutton Park. A team from Years 5 and 6 came third in a recent Rounders Competition. We were delighted to lead the Parish Father's Day Mass. Abbey's football team won to become the League and Association Champions.
Our Sports Council met to discuss the impact they have had on the school. Children continued to enjoy our Bike Fortnight.
Choir Places for September Choir at Gospel Goes Charity Event. Some new and updated school Policy documents. Video clips of nocturnal wildlife in our Forest School area. Our girls' football team competed in a recent Football Tournament.
We were delighted to welcome author Raymond Friel to our school. We were proud to host the Erdington Music Festival. Children enjoyed lots of cycling activities during our Bike Fortnight. Year 6 Travelling Ted Mementos. Some of our pupils, parents and staff competed in the Great Midlands Fun Run. Staff Well-Being award added to our home page. During May Rosary Club sessions allowed pupils and staff to pray together.
Year 6 pupils participated in our Lunchtime Bike Club. Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in the Erdington Tri Golf Competition. A drawing of Mrs Jinks added to our Staff page. Updated Information Form for transfers to our school.
A new focus on our Safeguarding team members. We honoured Our Lady with our May Procession. Boys from Years 4 to 6 played in a 5-a-side Football Competition. Year 1 presented their Class Assembly to the school and parents. We raised a cheque for? Our Year 6 team played in the annual Kingsbury Tennis Competition. Year 4 enjoyed a day of sports and physical activity. Our football team enjoyed an emphatic win against Waverley.
We hatched a new group of Chickens. Details of 6JC's class Saint Bernadette. Year 1 trip to Weston Super Mare. Years 3 and 4 Parents' E-Safety Sessions. Year 5 to Birmingham Airport. A squad of Year 2 boys competed in a Five-a-Side football competition.
Our Cross Country team competed in the Catholic Spots annual event. Two dozen of our Year 5 pupils have trained to become Peer Mediators. Years 5 and 6 Parents' E-Safety Sessions. Years 3 and 4 Outdoor Athletics Club. Year 3 Gardening and Forest School Activities. Year 3 celebrated the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We held the inaugural Staff vs Parents football match.
Year 6 Trip to Drayton Manor. Over the Easter holiday our School Hall got a cheery freshen-up. School newsletter and Summer term diary dates. Members of the School Council helped out at a local Charity Shop. Reception enjoyed learning about seeds on their trip to Plantasia. Some new Staff photos and drawings. Choir Members attending Holy Communion.
Children and parents attended our second Science Breakfast meeting. We all went green for St Patrick's Day. Updated report on evidencing the impact of the Sports Premium. Reception Trip to Twycross Zoo. Year 5 Alton Castle Residential. We took part in a Science Day with a theme of Changes. Some drawings of new Staff members. A new set of videos for learning Phonics. Year 1 enjoyed meeting some cute Hedgehogs. Everyone dressed as their favourite characters for World Book Day.
School Council helped with an assembly on the charity SVP. Some updates on Sports Council activities. Y3EH presented their assembly to the rest of the school. All the staff have been given? We had another wonderful response to our latest Bags2School Collection.
Years 3 and 4 Tennis Club. Family Week Relationships Education. Year 5 items needed for new weather topic. Year 1 trip to Waterstones. Condover Hall Consent Form and Information. Some new photographs of school Staff. Updated Charging and Remissions Policy. Year 1 Art Award Club. Year 1 Athletics Club. Amendments to Instrument Lesson Days. Year 3 Alton Castle Retreat Day. Year 4 children took part in a Tudor Workshop. Latest eSafety Bronze Award added to our home page.
Our school Travel Plan for The children in Reception presented their Nativity story. A poster for Safer Internet Day. Year 5 enjoyed a Myths and Legends Day.
Abbey swimmers came first in the recent Erdington schools competition. Ten of our Year 1 children competed in a Multi-Skills Event. Year 4 Tudor Drama Performance. Young Voices Concert at the Genting Arena.
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Year 6 invited their families to join them for a Writing Workshop. Our school chefs have won a Special Recognition Award for the work they do.
New Maths Written Calculations Guidance. A updated introduction to Year 1. Year 2 children visited Pizza Express as part of their topic work.
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We raised money for charity on our Christmas Jumper Day. Photographs of the development of our Prayer Garden. Spring term diary dates. Santa Claus came to visit the children in Reception. Our school chefs presented a tasty Festive Lunch to all the children. One of our classrooms was renovated during the summer holidays.
The shole school watched exciting experiments on our Science Day. Our staff donated gifts and essential items to Fatima House for Advent Almsgiving. During Advent we collected donations of gifts for the Brushstrokes charity. Our Choir entertained a packed school hall for our Advent Service. We said a fond farewell to Mrs Perks on her early retirement.
School Council held their first Surgery for children to bring suggestions and queries. All classes benefitted from a series of Handwriting Workshops. Travelling Ted met royalty on a visit to London. Year 6 trip to Greek Orthodox Church in January.
Year 1 and 2 Theatre Trip 'Wind in the Willows'. Year 5 Focaccia Italian Bread Making. Accessibility Plan on our Special Educational Needs page.
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Our Pupil Chaplaincy team began a giving Advent Calendar. Year 5 trips in January. Year 4 trips in January. Message regarding Birmingham Community Gospel Choir. Reception children invited their parents in for Maths Inspire Workshops. Parents joined the children at school for English Inspire Workshops. Year 2 trip to Pizza Express.
Class 2SH presented their Assembly on recent special events. We held our very first Science Breakfast Meeting. Parents joined Year 2 for their Literacy Inspire Workshop. Year 6 Screening of 'The Martian'. We donated groceries and toiletries to the Missionaries of Charity.
Ticket Orders for Young Voices Concert. Our Hockey Team took part in a tornament at Erdington Academy. Our girl footballers played well in their recent matches. Families generously donated food to be shared by those in need. Families joined class 4JB for a Shared Lunch. Families joined class 4OM for a Shared Lunch.
Year 5 trip to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Year 6 Session with Bishop Walsh. Footballers from Years 3 and 4 came second in a Five-a-Side Football competition. Our Year 3 and 4 girl footballers played as a team together for the first time.