Last week, we were excited to take part in the Just Like Us ‘School Diversity Week’ for a second year.
School Diversity Week is an annual event where schools and colleges across the country celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) equality in education.
Why we celebrated it:
Firstly, to appreciate what a diverse community we are, and to prepare our students to be citizens in a diverse world. But also to make our school a better place for all pupils, and particularly those who are LGBT+. Growing up remains tough for LGBT+ young people.
Whilst we are exceptionally proud to ensure that our curriculum is diverse and inclusive, we also ensure we mark important events throughout the year such as Black History Month, religious and cultural events, International Women’s Day and many more. We are fully committed towards our children being accepting,aware, thoughtful and kind citizens.
Highlights from the week:
On Monday, each class took part in an introduction to the week. Throughout the week, the children took part in a range of activities. We ended the week with Rainbow Friday. We were proud to stand together as a community and show our complete commitment towards accepting everyone and being proud to be ourselves.
Below are just a few examples of some of the amazing work the children have been doing during School Diversity Week.
Making Rainbows in Year 2:
Story Time and Making Cards in Year 3:
Identity Shields in Year 1:
Blackout Poetry in Year 5:
Rainbow Day (YN-6):