We have seen some truly inspirational sessions and activities in every school, exploring some very tough issues and strong opinions about LGBT rights and equality. It has been wonderful to see our pupils engaging so well in these activities.
We received some excellent submissions to our display competition this year and after much deliberation, the judges have reached their decision and awarded the winning schools, as follows:
1st place = Essex Fresh Start, Witham EFS Witham
2nd place = Essex Fresh Start, Clacton EFS Clacton
3rd place = East London Independent School ELIS
These 3 entries followed the brief so well, resulting in some beautiful school displays that all pupils had input into. The messages on the work that pupils have produced in every school completely match our community ethos of respect for all, as well as real true inclusion for everyone. The winners will receive the above amounts of money to spend on additional resources, such as books for library/DEAR, PHSE resources or new games for lunch time clubs.
Huge congratulations to everyone for embracing LGBT history month so well this year. We hope that pupils and staff have enjoyed exploring these issues together and that some real learning has come out of it.