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Learning to be Allies in LGBT+ History Month

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During the month of February, Bolton School Boys’ Division celebrated LGBT+ History Month. Pupils learned specifically about what it means to be an ally to others, via assemblies and the pastoral period, and the importance of creating an accepting and supportive school community where all pupils feel embraced and able to be themselves.

Whilst Lower School Pupils explored useful terminologies, the Middle School learnt about the history of LGBT+ rights in the UK. This was also adapted into a display outside the Proctors’ Office.

One of the ways pupils showed that they were an ally to the LGBT+ community was by purchasing rainbow ribbons to wear on their blazer as a symbol of diversity and fellowship. The money raised from the sale of these ribbons was donated to The Proud Trust: an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

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