Workington Academy students celebrated global diversity and learnt about LGBTQ issues in May through IDAHO!
The day represents an international annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public and local authorities to the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people and all those who do not conform to majority sexual and gender norms.
Our SEND students listened to a story written by The Proud Trust and recognised that it was OK for pink aliens to wear trousers and blue aliens could go over the rainbow bridge to live on the pink planet.
Geography students explored the origins and meanings behind the rainbow flag, created bunting of their own, investigated national patterns and the distribution of global LGBT tolerances.
In history lessons students cracked codes to discover about the life of Alan Turing and watched a video clip of the Royal Pardon he received.
There was some fine debating in English to discuss topical issues and rainbow cake was on the lunchtime menu!
Our students were highly receptive to their learning.