Olympic medalist's uplifting message to Heron students on Black History evening

Thank you to everyone who came to our fabulous evening of entertainment to celebrate Black History Month at Heron Hall.

We enjoyed a spectacular 2-hour event packed with music, dance performances and poetry readings. Families were treated to a brilliant and very entertaining look at the history of Hip Hop music. Staff had got together to make a moving film reading lines from Dr Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech in tribute to the great civil rights leader.

In a great coup for the school, our guest of honour was one of the world's top sprinters - the Olympic bronze medallist Asha Philip.

Asha spoke about how she overcome huge obstacles to win a gold medal in Rio - and break the British 60 meters record.

On the night there were also special art displays on show in the library made by the students.

Head teacher Arthur Barzey spoke of his pride in the school and its students and challenged everyone one of them to fulfill their maximum potential.

The dancers were so popular they came back for an encore at the end of a special evening at the school.

Olympic medalist's message to Heron students

Watch Asha Philip's challenge to students on YouTube here.

See photos

You can view photos from the night here.