ACS Conference

On 23 February, the KES and KEHS African and Caribbean Society hosted its first Foundation-wide conference, which 120 students from 12 schools attended.

The day was opened by Jodh Dhesi, CEO, and Dr Katy Ricks, Chief Master of KES discussing the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, “Entangled Parts” before Miss Bréchon-Smith (KES) and Miss McKee and Miss McKee (KEHS) hosted the day, starting with a talk on “What is identity?” and what this means to them, and the students were able to feedback on their impressions of their own identities.

A panel discussion took place where students were able to ask questions about their lives, careers and experiences. The panel consisted of Stuart Lawrence, the younger brother of Stephen Lawrence and public speaker; Hannah Joseph, England Netball and Loughborough Lightning player; Celia Fraser, Asset Management manager at Capital Group and Camp Hill Girls Alumna; Governor, Sophia Bréchon-Smith, Social Media Manager for Five Guys, as well as a Handsworth Girls alumna, and Garry Stewart, a specialist in pre and post-war history and Black Heritage Walks.


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