Tami (Year 13) has been researching self-perceptions of black women for her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Her research culminated in the composition of her own powerful song, reflecting how black women’s self esteem has long been affected by societal prejudices about skin colour and hair type. Yesterday she presented her findings, and her song, to senior pupils and staff and afterwards took questions from the audience.
Tami, who is our Deputy Head Girl, said, “I chose to compose a song, The Bluest Eyes, because music is such a strong focus in my life. The inspiration came from a book of the same name by Toni Morrison, whose characters are so desperate to be considered beautiful in the white world that they hate their own skin colour and hair type.”
In the second picture below Tami is with Lilyella and Khloe who have also completed EPQ projects: look out for reports on their presentations coming soon.
- Did you know…? The EPQ involves in-depth research into your own choice of topic and the creation of either a 5,000-word report or a ‘product’ and a shorter report. You then make a 15-minute presentation which is recorded for the external assessors.