21 June 2021  |  G Denison

Pupils from Northallerton School and Sixth Form College will be joining over two million pupils and school staff across the UK in celebrating School Diversity Week 2021 (21-25 June), the national celebration of LGBT+ (lesbian, gay bisexual and trans) equality in education, organised by the charity Just Like Us (justlikeus.org).

Section 28, which made it difficult for schools to address LGBT+ issues in a positive way, was repealed in 2003. But unfortunately, growing up remains unacceptably tough for LGBT+ young people, who are more than twice as likely to worry daily about their mental health. That’s why NSSFC pupils and school staff are getting creative to make school a place where every young person can be themselves and thrive.

As part of the week, we will be holding an assembly to introduce the focus of the week, teaching dedicated LIFE lessons and subject specific themed lessons.

Schools interested in taking part in School Diversity Week can visit justlikeus.org to find out more information, sign up and receive their free toolkit of teaching resources.

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