Holding an event

Ideas bank

These events are great for involving the whole school in celebrating LGBT+ equality.

If you’ve got a Community Action Team or a keen set of student leaders, share these ideas and let us know any others they have.

Many of these ideas can easily be turned into fundraising events to support our work tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

Quick wins

Non-uniform day

Organise a diversity themed non-uniform day during the week.

Pride walk

Arrange for pupils to walk to school together or hold a march around the school site.

 

Post boxes

Make a post box from a cardboard box and set it up in the canteen. Leave paper and pens out for pupils and staff to write messages of support for LGBT+ young people.

Make a rainbow competition

Challenge pupils to create rainbows with any material during the week, and share their creations on social media.

A bit more effort

Sticker or badge making competition

Task pupils with designing a School Diversity Week sticker or badge to be worn during the week.

Sporting event

Organise a sporting event and wear rainbow sports clothes.

Guest speaker

Invite an external LGBT+ speaker or give an openly LGBT+ student the chance to share their own experience.

Film screening

Organise a LGBT+ cinema event with rainbow themed refreshments.

Get crafty

Get a group of pupils together to make bracelets or another simple craft item, to sell around the school.

Going for it!

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Dragons Den fundraising

Challenge pupils to generate ideas for fundraising during School Diversity Week and develop a presentation to pitch to “Teacher Dragons”.

Fashion show

Challenge pupils to make outfits representing diversity and authenticity. Hold a fashion show to celebrate them.

Great rainbow bake off

Hold a competition for the best rainbow themed cake - maybe even invite in a judge from a local restaurant!