Educate and Celebrate

http://www.educateandcelebrate.org

Educate & Celebrate have been working with the Vyne over the past year and is an Ofsted recognised teacher training and resource programme that gives staff, students, parents and governors the confidence and strategies to implement an LGBT+Inclusive curriculum to successfully eradicate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia from our schools and communities.

Focusing on 5 core areas, the best practice programme invites teachers, students, parents and governors to partake in whole school change through training, policy, curriculum, community and environment giving opportunities to reflect upon their experiences.

Zitta is an experienced teacher and works for Educate & Celebrate and has been working with a groups of students interested in raising the profile of LGBT issues and promoting equal rights for all minority groups. The students have formed a group called 'Vyne Pride' and are working towards a whole school assembly. They are aiming to create posters for display and use The Vyne social media to put across their message. One example of this is to use the Vyne radio to play a week of LGBT inspired music. They would like to take part in the Educate and Celebrate showcase, later in February, which involves schools from around the country showing what they have done to raise awareness of LGBT issues