Celebrating Difference: A whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion
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Recommended. Celebrating Difference is essential and valuable reading for every teacher and school leader – a groundbreaking book to help make our schools safer spaces for all young people. To consider that being different from one another is something to be celebrated. Preparation and materials So many older LGBT+ people will be able to relate to Shaun's personal journey; it's why we need to constantly be reminding people of the 'not so long ago' past. Celebrating Difference is written beautifully with honesty and passion to make LGBT+ education understandable for everybody, without any barriers or prejudice needing to be in place. Once children have the knowledge and understanding, they will lead the way to becoming the LGBT+ educators of their siblings, mothers, fathers and other family members. - -- Dr Carl Austin-Behan, LGBT+ Advisor to the Mayor of Greater Manchester
The same but different: assembly plan : Mentally Healthy Schools The same but different: assembly plan : Mentally Healthy Schools
Summary: An assembly about personal identity, featuring the voices of primary school children celebrating the fact that we are all unique...and yet all the same.For example, you could talk about the history of disablism to share how the disability rights movement came about and show why it is important that people are given equal rights.
Celebrating Difference: A whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion Celebrating Difference: A whole-school approach to LGBT+
Imagine a flower bed in a garden. In it grow all the lovely flowers we have been learning about today. How pretty it would look! I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.Explain that what makes them a group is that they are all children who belong to the school. This is our school family and we are all part of it. Each child is different and it is the differences that make our school a better place. Shaun Dellenty's whole-school approach to LGBT+ inclusion is a huge stride towards genuine organisational change. Regardless of the stage you or your school are at, this accessible and stimulating book will be highly relevant and of much value. - -- Dr Joseph Hall, University of Leeds
Celebrating difference - top tips for schools - Anti-Bullying Alliance Celebrating difference - top tips for schools - Anti-Bullying
The Anti-Bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals that are united against bullying. The echinopsis is a cactus, a greenhouse plant. It likes heat and has to be kept completely dry in winter. The flowers can be white, golden-yellow or pink and are sweetly scented. In some species, these open during the evening and last for about two days. Blink and you can end up missing them! Give the names of six children in the school who are different in size, age, sex, ethnicity, ability and so on. Ask these children to come to the front of the assembly.Ensure all pupils have a strong sense of all the things that make them who they are. Also, look for shared interests and commonalities that they share.