Nelson Mandela

Date: 10th Nov 2015 @ 11:09am

Year 5 studied Nelson Mandela during Black History month. Why do you think think he was so inspirational?

Carly wrote:

I loved learning the life of Nelson Mandella !

Harvey wrote:

So do I

Erin G wrote:

I was thinking the exact same thing!!!

Keighley wrote:

It was so much fun learning about Nelson Mandela

Josh wrote:

I agree it was very interesting to learn about

Kayla wrote:

I loved it too! It is so interesting

JJ wrote:

Me too guys

Victoria wrote: wrote:


Erin G wrote:

The Nelson Mandela video was so inspiring!!!

Elliie wrote:

I liked doing about nelson Mandela I went home and told my mum and dad about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harrison๐Ÿ˜€ wrote:

I enjoyed Black History Month as it was fascinating, enjoyable and I got to learn tones about a person who I did not know about before. Now I understand how famous he actually is!๐Ÿ˜€

Tiffany wrote:

So did I !!!! And we found out that difference isn't bad.

Alisha wrote:

I enjoyed learning about Nelson Mandela's life it was very interesting.

Lilli wrote:

it was very exciting to learn about Nelson Mandela ๐Ÿ˜€

Keighley wrote:

It was very interesting to learn about Nelson Mandela.

Josh wrote:

I really enjoyed learning about Nelson Mandela in black History month and we all had lots of fun.

JJ wrote:

Nelson Mandela was a very inspiring man when it comes to racism

Kayla wrote:

Nelson Mandela is such an inspiring man, I think that he is a hero.

Jasmine wrote:

I found the clip about Nelson Mandela very interesting and actually it gave me loads of information about him

Jasmine wrote:

I found the clip about Nelson Mandela very interesting and actually it gave me loads of information about him

Billy wrote:

During black history month year 5 learnt about Nelson Mandela and it was really fun ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Lucas J wrote:

In black History month we studied Nelson Mandela we learnt alot about him when he was 9 year old his father died sadly

Tiffany wrote:

Black History Month meant a lot to me because I have different colour skin to everyone else and I found out that being different is actually a good thing.

Kayla wrote:

Same I found out being different is a good, I also have a darker shade of skin.

Ellie๐Ÿ˜€ wrote:

I luv working about black history

Arleta wrote:

I liked Nelson Mandela because he lived in amazing life

Skye wrote:

I enjoyed Black History Month because we learnt about Nelson Mandela

Jonathan wrote:

I enjoyed Nelson Mandela โœŒ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ

zach wrote:

i enjoyed learning the life of Nelson Mandela

Victoria Wrote: wrote:

We learnt about Nelson Mandella , Black History. Wolf Brother is an a Amazing book you can learn new stuff also it introduces new characters and different punctuation. I enjoyed doing everything the best thing was when we went into the space dome

carly wrote:

nelsons life is so interesting

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JJ wrote:

You might know what Nelson Mandela stood for, but how much do you really know about this inspirational man?

Here is a list of facts about Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918.
He was born in Transkei, Africa.
When he was born, his name was Rolihlahla Mandela.
His birth name means "to pull a branch off a tree" and "troublemaker."
He was given the name Nelson in school when he was seven years old.
His father had four wives. Mandela is the youngest of all of the sons that his father had. In fact, he is the only one surviving.
He grew up in a rural area, and he engaged in activities such as herding animals.
As a youngster, he attended boarding school.
His father passed away when Nelson was 12 years old. Afterwards, wealthy relatives had custody of him.
He attended Fort Hare Missionary College; however, he was expelled for organizing a strike against the white rule of the college.
He met Oliver Tambo, a great friend of his, at Fort Hare.
He was working toward a B.A. when he was in college.
He studied law at the University of Witwatersrand.
In 1942, he joined the African National Congress.
He became Deputy President of the African National Congress.
He was a lawyer in addition to an activist and politician.
He was sentenced to life in prison for life.
He was imprisoned on Robben Island and then in two other South African prisons.
During his time in prison, he was able to have secret talks with F. W. de Klerk, the President of South Africa. Due to these talks, he was able to be freed.
While he was in prison, he was told that if he stopped his acts of violence, he would be allowed to go free. He did not agree to this provision.

Heidi Letts wrote:

that is alot of writing jj

Kayla wrote:

Wow JJ you really did love learning about him

JJ wrote:

thanks Heidi

Jonathan wrote:


JJ wrote:

This took me a while to write i was actually pleased with myself thanks for the reply guys

i was tired after

Tamara wrote:

Nelson Mandela stood up for what he believed in - that white people and black people are the same.

Niamh wrote:

Nelson Mandela was a very kind and brave man, and he didn't just think about himself, he thought about other people, too.

Heidi Letts wrote:

yeah he didnt just think about himself

Tamara wrote:

I agree with you Niamh

Heidi Letts wrote:

i loved learning new things and i felt sorry for him because he was in prison for 25years.

Ell๐Ÿ’‹ wrote:

I luv working on it

Grace K wrote:

i loved learning about this. It was really fascinating :D :)

Katy goodwin wrote:

i liked learning about Nelson Mandela because it is good for us to learn how and why we have the contury we do today ;-)

heidi wrote:

I love your comment katy.

Tamara wrote:

I wonder to

Heidi letts wrote:

Nelson Mandela was a very clever man what do you think?

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