On Thursday 29th November colleagues and pupils came together to celebrate equality and inclusion at Charleston Academy by wearing their Rainbow Laces.
100 set of rainbow laces were sold instantly, both colleagues and pupils wore comfortable / sporting footwear on Thursday and laced these with the rainbow laces in order to show their support for diversity.
Pupils were in good spirits throughout the day, The Make Sports Everyone’s Game allowed colleague’sand pupils to show their support for LGBTI+ fans and players on and off the pitch, encouraging all to challenge anti-LGBTI+ language in any situation and work with us to ‘make sport everyone’s game’.
This event marks the first of its kind, which the school has supported however there will be many more opportunities for colleagues and staff to celebrate and support of forms of diversity within our school and society.
Mr Derek Sim, Principal Teacher Art & Design.
As senior pupils we feel that the Rainbow Laces campaign was a success in bringing some awareness to LGBTI+ issues.
It would also be worthwhile inviting charities from the LGBTI+ and other organisations to visit the school and better inform pupils. If we look at these issues and others that focus on diversity then everyone will have a better understanding and awareness.
Rehana Karim (6L) & Angelina Bligh (6L)