Our School Diversity Club & Diversity Social Media Account
We are a Diversity Club who runs weekly lunchtime meetings at school, supported by three teachers and our head teacher. Providing a “safe space” for students in our school is the most important priority of our group. We also promote diversity and equality across the school, we have run assemblies, and we recently made a school ‘diversity’ video, to promote body, gender and sexuality positivity and acceptance, which was shown around school in form-tutor groups. Some students have also represented our school on these issues participating in education conferences and events.
Four students in our group also operate a collective ‘diversity’ Instagram account that promotes positive and supportive messages about LGBTQA+ people. This account is run by us students as private individuals, but our school informally supports us. As students who run the account we appreciate our school doesn’t try to control it. We discuss the content we share frequently at our school’s Diversity Club and think about the learning and education that happens on the account around gender and sexuality. We know that we can also discuss with the teachers who facilitate our Diversity Club how we may tackle any sensitive issues about gender and sexuality that may come up online.