On Thursday 1st July we named our new Year 5 classes. We looked around our new year 5 classrooms, where a selection of inspiring people were displayed. We had a piece of paper to write down our 3 options.
Marcus Rashford was the top for both classes so we decided to name the Rashford
library after him. He has inspired us through his campaigning against homelessness and child hunger in the UK. We thought his name would be the perfect fit for our library as he has also worked hard to provide books for disadvantaged children.
One of the Year 5 classes will be called Pankhurst class, after Emmeline Pankhurst. We thought she was the right choice because she was a suffragette, who fought for votes for women. In 1903 she founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Her campaigning was often very dangerous and she spent some time in prison.
The other Year 5 class will be called Yousafzai class after Malala Yousafzai. She believes that all children should have the right to learn and we agree. Malala stood up for gender equality, she spoke out publicly on behalf of girls and their right to learn. Shockingly, after speaking out she became a target and was shot. Fortunately, she survived and has now graduated from Oxford University.
By Hudson Grainger and Benjamin Moreland