Our Class Names
We understand to importance of representation and children learning both about and from a diverse range of people. Our classes are each named after role models, both current and from history, of people we can draw inspiration from.
We have tried as much as possible to name our classes after people from our local community as we. This is to broaden horizons and allow the children to see people from their own community who have broken barriers and helped us (in many different ways!).
Nursery - David Bowie Class
David Bowie was a musician and pop culture icon from South East London whose popularity never saw its cessation.David Bowie was a hero because he has worked for countless charities, influenced multiple contemporary artists, and still remained humble while doing so.
Reception - John Boyega
John Boyega is a talented British actor from South East London. He is an inspiration because he spoke passionately at the Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protests.
Year 1 - Benjamin Zephaniah
Benjamin Zephaniah is a British writer and poet, who is known for his poetry as well as novels, plays, and other works. His poetry is called “dub poetry,” which means that is performed—the words are recited over the beat of reggae music. His work is funny, gritty and inspires us to follow in his footsteps as a writer!
Year 2 - David Attenborough
Sir David Attenborough has inspired millions by bringing the natural world into our homes. He fights for nature and against climate change, with his educational and awe-inspiring work and documentaries.
Year 3 - Mary Seacole
Mary Seacole is a great role model. As a nurse, she always wanted to help the sick and wounded; her drive took her to the Crimea under her own steam and fought against prejudice whilst doing it! We are inspired by her tenacity and caring nature.
Year 4/5 - Malorie Blackman
Malorie Blackman is a renowned British children books writer from South East London, and has been the Children's Laureate (2013-2015). She has prolifically produced children's and young adult's literature and television dramas and often uses science fiction to bring out the theme of ethnics and related social issues. We respect her work greatly!
Year 4/5 - Josh Adeyemi
Josh Adeyemi is an inspiration to us as he is a young man from Camberwell who achieved a scholarship to the prestigious school of Eton, through his hard work and determination. He is now studying at Cambridge University and even came to visit us at Comber Grove to talk about his journey!
Year 6 - Olive Morris
Olive Elaine Morris was a Jamaican-born British-based community leader and activist in the feminist and anti-racism campaigner. She was an inspiring and prolific community activist in South London in the 1970s.
Year 6 - Bukayo Saka
Bukayo Ayoyinka T. M. Saka is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger, left-back or midfielder for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team. He is a role model because of his hard-working, humble and really respectful nature!