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How to teach about PRIDE, LGBT+, Identity and Discrimination to our youngest children?

Below you will find a selection of child friendly videos which expain what PRIDE is and why it is important not only to the LGBT+ community but to all who believe EVERYBODY has the right to live, love, express themselves and be treated with respect and acceptance regardless of their age, race, religion, gender identity, disabilities or appearance. 

History of Pride



Educate & Celebrate with Rainbow Week

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We held our RAINBOW WEEK during the week of 21st June 2021.

Staff used stories from the PRIDE book collections to support their teaching and learning throughout the week. Children had the opportunity to learn about what makes themselves and others unique, how different families are made up and most importantly of all to understand and respect that we all have the right to live, love and express ourselves freely without fear of being discriminated against.

Children reviewed our school code of conduct which states that:

The work completed was submitted and we achieved our GOLD award in Educate and Celebrate which evidences that we are an inclusive school that teaches our children about diversity in order to develop their own sense of self and build a generation of accepting, respectful, kind and compassionate young people ready to flourish in our ever changing world. 


"Don't Hide Yourself in Regret, Just Love Yourself and You're Set, I'm on the Right Track, Baby, I was Born This Way!"


Reception children have jumped into RAINBOW WEEK heart first and have made these wonderful posters about diversity and what it means to be different! 


Nursery Children have kicked off their RAINBOW WEEK celebrations thinking about different types of families using 'The Family Book' by Todd Parr. Check out their Nursery family tree!

Nursery Monday

It's Okay to Be DifferentReception Children have been using the story 'It's Okay to Be Different' by Todd Parr to explore, share and celebrate their differences. Children have learnt that it's okay to be different because that's what makes them unique!! Take a look at these wonderful illustrations and sentences that teachers are going to turn into class versions of Todd Parr's book! 

On your marks, Get set....... BAKE!!!!

RAINBOW WEEK was a a huge success and the children have all learnt the importance of celebrating themselves and respecting others for who they are regardless of age, race, religion, gender identity, disability or appearance.

We ended the week with 'The Great Belvedere Infant School Rainbow Bake Off' and we were just blown away with the entries that were submitted, so much thought and creativity went into each and every bake.  All who entered our competition will receive a rainbow heart sticker and the PRIDE Youth Network will be taking on the very difficult job of judging the bakes and picking a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

Adam and Annabelle Stingray and Hedgehog
Adriana Impala
Agamjot Impala
Alex Hedgehog
Amiya Rabbit
Domantas Owl
Esme Lion
Gabrielle Stingray
Gracie Starfish
Gustas and Nojus Starfish and Seahorse
Kai and Freya Stingray and Caterpillar
Laila and Freddie Zebra and Caterpillar
Lexie Impala
Lillie and Kayden Stingray and Caterpillar 1
Lillie and Kayden Stingray and Caterpillar
Maja and Pawel Caterpillar and Lion
Matthew Owl 1
Milena Hedgehog
Miriam Starfish
Nina Rabbit
Olaf Rabbit
Oscar Lion
Rayyan Starfish
Rico Butterfly
Riley Zebra
Rowan Lion
Sidney Hedgehog
Szymon Owl
Violet-Rose Rabbit
William Zebra
Rhadley Hedgehog
Yana Owl

Stories that support diversity and inclusion

There are many lovely stories available which are appropriate for young people that help them begin to understand the differences between themselves and others and cover a range of themes such as race, religion, family make up, gender and disabilities. 

Below you will find a PDF list of stories and a few video stories which are aimed at educating young people about diversity and inclusion.

The Family Book by Todd Parr

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

It's Ok to be Different by Todd Parr

The Girls by Lauren Ace

Support For Parents and Young People

It can often be difficult for young people to express their identity and to feel accepted by their community, family and peers. If you or somebody you know needs support or advice about gender identity then you'll find a list of websites below that may be of use. 






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