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Posted on February 25th 2019
LGBT+ Month at Harris Academy Tottenham
Harris Academy Tottenham have been celebrating LGBTQ+ month. A variety of fun and thought provoking activities have been taking place throughout the academy.
In the Primary phase, the children celebrated ‘Pride Week’ this was centred about celebrating diversity and encouraging children to be proud of who they are. Assemblies and PSHE lessons were tailored to the theme and each class read and discussed a story which celebrated difference or challenged gender stereotypes.
Friday 8th February was ‘Rainbow Day!’ in which pupils and staff dressed in rainbow colours and parents joined their children in class in the morning to share things they are proud of for the primary pride tree.
“It was a very fun day, everyone was so brightly coloured and showing how they were proud. We know at our school it is fine to be different and we include absolutely everybody. ” Nelson Year 4.
In the Secondary phase, an assembly for LGBQ+ month started the week, led by pupils in Year 9. A variety of events have followed including an after school film screening of ‘Love, Simon’, a symposium celebrating diversity and our academy football teams taking pride into the community by wearing rainbow laces to football fixtures!
In subject areas, we have been celebrating the lesser-known stories of historic and contemporary LGBTQ+ role models and our Harris Experience Christies’ Leaders are ensuring we have long-term reminders of this work by producing five canvases of the role models that really impacted the student body. They, and other ambassadors that have promoted inclusivity are now wearing their Pride badges with pride and are looking forward to student-led action to raise the profile of equality issues in the coming year.