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Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, the children in Rigby class learnt about Harriet Tubman and her role in the Underground Railway where she helped enslaved people to freedom. The children created a class poem and their own poems inspired by Harriet Tubman's work. They also looked how patterns in quilts also known as 'freedom quilts' were used by the Underground Railroad as a code for slaves trying to escape to freedom. The children created their own patterns to represent freedom.


Our class poem:

Harriet Tubman


Harriet Tubman was a loyal person

who cared for the people around her.

She may have been a slave

but she was also a hero.


Her parents were taken away from Africa

and forced to work in the hot fields of America.

As a young girl she went back and forth

carrying a large bucket of water.


She watched the slaves working the land

and when freedom could not be found

she played in the forest

watching the birds with her dad.


She may have looked soft

but she was as brave as an eagle.

She found freedom

and yet she went back

again and again

to help people be free.


No-one said it was going to be easy

but still she helped slaves

escape into Pennsylvania

where they could be free

to live their lives.