8 July 2022

Throughout June, pupils across KS3 and 4 were involved in marking and celebrating Pride Month, which commemorates the Stonewall Riots that took place in the month of June.

As such, pupils in their lessons, were looking at an LGBTQ+ icon/figure that had made a positive impact to their subject discipline and the community and learned a lot about why they were trailblazers in their respective fields. Some figures included: Freddie Mercury/Sir Ian McKellan (Drama), Alan Turing (Maths/Computing), Carol Ann Duffy (English), Nergis Mavalvala PhD (Science), Sarah Jones (RE), Marsha P Johnson (PSHCE), Harvey Milk (Geography), Jake Daniels (PE) and many more.

Pupils were given a booklet to complete to write down something they had learned about each member and what impact they have had for the LGBTQ+ community. As a school, we wanted to mark 'Pride Month' as it is a celebration of people coming together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and how in some places there's still work to be done.

This year is particularly special, as this June marked the 50th year of Pride. As such, the following pupils: Cian B (Year 10), Daisie C (Year 9) and Bea H (Year 8), were all recognised for their hard work and support/efforts throughout Pride Month and were rewarded with a £10 Amazon Voucher.

Well done to them and thank you to Mr Khan for organising the activities.