6N’s Thought-Provoking Black History Assembly
6N’s assembly this morning was the culmination of their work for Black History Week. They performed a thought provoking and informative assembly on the lesser known figures who have contributed much to innovations over the last century – did you know that traffic lights and mechanical pace maker were invented by African Americans? A light was well and truly shone on the contributions that black women ‘computers’ made to the space race and putting the first man on the moon. Their mathematical ability enabled them to check the vital calculations properly. In fact Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, relied upon a human checker, Katherine Johnson, to check the figures that the newfangled computer had generated before he began his Apollo mission. Thank you to 6N for such a brilliant assembly.