A PRIMARY school near Northwich pulled out all the stops to celebrate Black History Month.

Delamere CE Primary Academy hosted an array of African-themed workshops throughout October, and cooked up delectable feasts to ignite children’s imaginations in a vibrant display of commitment to inclusivity.

Black History Month, which ran from October 1 to October 31, promotes and celebrates black contributions to British society and aims to foster an understanding of black history in general.

Activities included various art projects like mask painting, incorporating traditional music into classes, and learning about key historical events.

Pupils also created tasty dishes which included jollof rice with a choice of chicken or vegetables, and a side order of plantain.

Melissa Wood, a teacher in charge of key stage one at the school, said: “Black History Month is an important time for us to acknowledge and appreciate the rich and diverse contributions of black individuals throughout history.

“Our students are not only learning about African culture and history but also getting a taste of the delicious flavours which represent this heritage.

“The children really enjoyed learning and experiencing new things. It’s a great way to celebrate diversity.”

Delamere Academy, which is in Kelsall, was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, and is part of North West Academies Trust (NWAT) which manages schools across Cheshire and Shropshire.

Steve Docking OBE, chief executive of NWAT, said: "All our schools are committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a sense of unity, and it’s great to see the children having so much fun while learning about important issues.”