Pride Schools Week from Norwich Pride will run Monday 5th to Friday 9th July 2021 and this year the theme is “Respect”.
“Pride Schools Week is the perfect opportunity for schools to reset and give out a clear message that homophobia and transphobia of any kind will not be tolerated; and we have some fantastic resources to help schools do this.” Nick O’Brien, Norwich Pride Education Lead
Resources include the SHOW SOME RESPECT artwork created by David Shenton. Originally designed for the Proud Canaries to stamp out homophobia and transphobia in football grounds, the SHOW SOME RESPECT posters can be hung around school, and credit-card sized copies can equip students with a simple message to show to bullies. The posters come in various colours representing different LGBT+ identities and also includes line drawings that students can colour in.
Local creatives are also backing Pride Schools Week. Local actor and theatre producer Joseph Ballard has devised different drama workshops ranging from the exploration of identity and related issues such as self-esteem and confidence building, to drag and hidden identity in Shakespeare’s plays.
Inspirational role models such as Di Cunningham who is the Director (Inclusion) of Norfolk FA and runs Proud Canaries, the official LGBT+ fan group at Norwich City FC, are also available to speak at assemblies.
For more information about Pride Schools Week and how your school can take part, email us.