Parkhill Infants’ School

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu CBE OBE visits Parkhill Infants' School

On Thursday 15 November we were delighted to welcome Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, vice chair of the Mary Seacole Trust, to Parkhill Infants' School as part of Black History Month.  


Dame Elizabeth met with our parents and carers at the regular coffee morning, speaking about her early life, her ground-breaking work in sickle-cell anaemia nursing and how she became involved in the successful campaign for a statue of Mary Seacole - the first statue of a named black woman in the United Kingdom.  


After the coffee morning Dame Elizabeth visited our Year 2 classes and talked to them about Mary Seacole and the importance of having representation of BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) historical figures in public life.  The children were very excited to meet her and greatly enjoyed looking at the medals she received from the Queen.