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Turner Martello National Diversity Week

National Diversity Week

News : 24 June 2020

This week is National Diversity Week.

What is Diversity Week?

School Diversity Week is the national celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) equality in education. Organised by the charity Just Like Us, the week empowers young people, parents and staff across the country to come together to recognise diversity and understanding in schools and take responsibility for tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

Every day this week the children at Martello have been celebrating Diversity by learning about the importance of respecting and embracing our own uniqueness.

The week is a way for the children to learn about the LGBT+ community, tolerance and the importance of the language that we use.

Tolerance, respect and empathy stems from education and acceptance.

At Martello, we are family, a family made up of diverse members who are equally loved, cared for and supported.

Thank you to our fantastic PTFA Chair for providing us with great reading materials for each class across the week, they have been engaging and insightful for the children.

Thank you also to Mr Williams for recommending the links below:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA3ce6WDl0o&authuser=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtMHeAWQLk&authuser=0

Fabulous books by fabulous authors, Lucy Panzini and Fabri Kramer.

Please take the time to speak to your children about what they have been learning across the week and watch the videos.

Additional information and resources are available on the Just Like Us website – https://www.justlikeus.org/home-edition-primary.

If you would like any further information or support please do not hesitate to contact Mr Beech: [email protected].

Remember that We Are Martello and We are Proud.