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Hans Price Academy supports equality and diversity

A LGBT+ group at Hans Price Academy has designed badges to promote acceptance

Posted by Lucinda Reid | March 18, 2018 | School life

As part of our ongoing drive to embrace the values of equality and diversity nearly one hundred staff and students at Hans Price Academy have chosen to wear Equality and Diversity Advocate Badges, with many more waiting eagerly for more badges to be created. These badges were initially designed by the Hans Price LGBT+ group but through the creation process the students involved wanted to broaden the reach of the badges to promote equality and support diversity in general.

Students and staff are proud of the culture of acceptance at Hans Price Academy and have opted to wear the badge if they want to be a clear advocate for equality and diversity within the academy and the wider community.

The badge is a declaration that you should feel safe to be yourself around a wearer and that they will support you and stand by you against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and any other form of discrimination or bullying.

Rachel Allchurch, Learning Resources Manager, said: "An overwhelming number of staff and students have already requested a badge, explaining what equality means to them and why they feel diversity and acceptance is so important in society today."

Callum Smith, a Year 7 pupil, added: "We have the right to live our lives like we want to. We do not have the right to judge people if their race is different or because of their sex. We should treat everyone the same and treat them like you would want to be treated." 

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