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STAND UP! LGBT AWARENESS WEEK

Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow Flag (also known as the Gay Pride Flag) was flown at our school during Stand Up! LGBT Awareness Week, which took place in the last week of November.   It’s aim is to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying by increasing awareness, friendship and support for LGBT students by other students.

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Dr Carol-Anne O’Brien (BeLonG To’s Director of Advocacy) finds that “Stand Up! tackles bullying by bringing a positive message of friendship to all students. It also tells LGBT young people that they are not alone, and they do not have to suffer or witness homophobic or transphobic bullying in their schools.”

 

During Stand Up! Week Many activities gave students the opportunity to  increase awareness, build supportive links and reduce the incidence of bullying and name-calling, including: HSE Banner

  • The Rainbow Coloured Corridor started out last year as a Rainbow mat on the floor, this year the colours went up the walls and across the ceiling as well so students and staff walked through the rainbow going to and from classes every day.
  • Two PowerPoints were shown to every class by their Form Teachers
  • The first on anti-bullying and emphasising inclusiveness for all
  • The second told the story of Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby player 
  • Catherine Cross, from TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) spoke to each 6th Year class.

 

 

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