To recognise LGBTQ+ History Month, our Sixth Form Pride champions launched a week of activities to help raise awareness and promote equality.
Members of our weekly lunchtime ‘Pride’ club organised an action-packed week to celebrate inclusivity, diversity and support the charity, Just Like Us, who help empower the LGBTQ+ community by challenging discrimination in schools. On Friday, a speaker from the charity spoke to students as part of the Upper Sixth Speaker Series, while the whole school community embraced a colourful, fundraising mufti day, complete with rainbow shoe laces and pins.
Other events throughout the week included a talk by our Head of History on the origins and evolution of the Pride movement, film screenings, music, a bake sale and a visit from the editor of the LGBTQ+ Arts Review, Amie Taylor. Pupils were also encouraged to approach our team of LGBTQ+ staff champions if they have any questions or would like a chat – a new initiative that aims to encourage open, supportive dialogue throughout the school community.