Bosworth Academy Statement

Bosworth Academy Statement

Members of staff and students at Bosworth Academy have expressed solidarity with the peaceful demonstrations following the death of George Floyd who suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police. The official post-mortem examination has been declared as homicide.

As leaders and staff at Bosworth Academy, we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are determined to not just show solidarity, but to work with our community to enact change. As a school we can be a powerful influence across our wide community to do more to address racial inequality, racism and injustice.

We share the upset and anger of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues, students, and family or friends who have been directly or indirectly hurt by recent events. It is deeply saddening to see continuing racial injustice around the world and in Britain. Racism and violence have no place in society. It is important for us to pull together as a community to support those who are afraid and to say: Black Lives Matter.

We have placed this statement on our website as well as one from our wider Trust to show that we all stand shoulder to shoulder.

β€œNo one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela