Our new Diversity Ambassadors are in the spotlight this month, to raise awareness for National LGBTQ+ History Month.
The group’s mission is to celebrate diversity, ensuring that people of every race, religion, sexuality and personality feel respected and positively represented within the CHS school family.
As February is National LGBTQ+ History Month, the group have been working hard on a presentation to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues. They will share their brilliant work with the whole school this week by visiting each year group’s assembly to speak about the topic. The assemblies will further explore the themes highlighted in our Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations and children will be encouraged to reflect on Jesus’ mission to bring peace between people and God, and between different groups that rejected each other.
Miss Duthie from the History Department has been on hand as they put the presentation together, to help the students learn more about the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community in the past and how society’s attitudes have become more accepting over time. This month, the History department will also include work on a number of historical LGBTQ+ figures, such as Alan Turing, allowing students the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the theme.
LGBTQ+ History Month – Assemblies with CHS Diversity Ambassadors
Phoebe in Year 7 is enjoying being a CHS Diversity Ambassador. Phoebe says: “As soon as I heard about the group I wanted to join. I like it because it gives me a safe space to talk with friends and we can let others know how important it is to respect people for who they really are.”
The Diversity Group is open to all and meet on Tuesday lunchtimes in Milne. The group always welcomes new members and any pupils wanting more information should see Miss Hollin in the MFL department.