Building on an established tradition that has always been well received by students, we once again held Rainbow Day today in school.
Sixth Form students Ellen K and Rose B led the event, which included a whole school raffle, mufti day
(with year groups and staff dressed as different strata of the rainbow), and Sixth Form cake sale. The Pride flag flew on the school flagpole. All money was raised for charity 2BU– totaling £530.
Falling as it does in Pride Month, Ellen and Rose also gave Rainbow Day presentations during all year group assemblies over the course of the week, speaking about the history of Pride, what 2BU does, what the school is doing to support LGBTQ+ young people in school, and what steps the school is taking to further support them. They also introduced Pride Club – open for all in the community and allies – which will meet in school once covid restrictions are lifted.
We were also delighted to receive a video message from an Old Sexeian speaking about their experiences and offering encouragement to current students who might benefit from it. This can be watched on twitter here.
Commenting, Mrs Wilson, Pastoral Manager said, “We are proud to be supporters of 2BU all year round, but Rainbow Day marks a special occasion in school to reiterate the message that the most important thing is to be yourself. We all have a duty to protect that right and are pleased to be able to do so at Sexey’s.”