DIVERSE SCHOOL: Pupils at Cockfield Primary School with a rainbow flag
DIVERSE SCHOOL: Pupils at Cockfield Primary School with a rainbow flag

A PRIMARY school has been given an award recognising its work in helping children learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

Cockfield Primary School has received a Educate & Celebrate LGBT+ Gold Award, which shows the school supports equality and diversity.

Since launching the programme in November 2017, the children, staff, governors and parents have worked together in promoting our school into an “LGBT+ friendly place”.

Teacher Lyn Boustead said: “In our school entrance we have made a permanent rainbow flag display, this is made from rainbow coloured glass tiles which the children and staff worked collaboratively to produce. We have also held special assemblies, worked in house groups, and enjoyed completing LGBT+ activities during focused lessons. We also shared some of our work at the 2018 LGBT+ showcase and held our own ‘pride’ event. More recently, we were part of the amazing Great Bake-off Final making cakes to the theme of peace, reconciliation and activism. Everyone has worked extremely hard, we are truly an LGBT+ friendly place, and proud of

it. We would like to say a big thank you for all the training and support, provided by Educate and Celebrate, especially Claire Pattison, whose support and guidance we could not have done without. Educate and Celebrate has helped us realise that we all have a very important part to play in promoting equality and diversity. We are all on this journey – let’s do it together.”