SOLLIHULL’s LGBT+ HERITAGE TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH

Famous LGBT+ athletes from throughout history, including Birmingham-borne figure skater John Curry, will form part of a new educational resource pack being syndicated to schools, youth groups parents and carers, free of charge as part of 2021’s LGBT+ History Month celebrations.

Curry, who was educated at Solihull School, was famed for his ballet-like posture and superb body control and achieved the amazing feat of winning a treble of European, World and Olympic Championship titles in 1976. Hist story makes up part of a free resource pack that helps children to learn about notable LGBT+ athletes and consider the challenges many LGBT+ people may face when accessing sport.

The story makes up part of a FREE resource pack to engage young people during LGBT+ History Month, beginning on February 1st, it’s hoped this will be a valuable resource for teachers juggling extra demands of remote and school learning in the initial months of 2021.

Rachel Williams, training manager at The Proud Trust said: “Every year the Proud Trust creates free resources to support teachers and schools for LGBT+ History Month in association with Schools OUT UK.

“This year, even more than usual, we’re hoping this will be a valuable resource for schools and teachers who are stretched and may not have had time to plan how they will deliver LGBT+ history during February.

“There’s no catch, it’s a resource that’s completely free to use, with no charge now or down the line and it’s available now and ready to use right away.  With another national lockdown in place, we think the pack could be a very useful tool for parents too who are home schooling and searching for free, engaging and inclusive content developed to educational standards. And the best thing is that this is just one of the free resources available.”

The 2021 LGBT+ History Month resource pack is part of a raft of educational resources provided by The Proud Trust in association with partner groups, that help to achieve its wider aims of celebrating LGBT+ people in all their diversity, making LGBT+ inclusive lessons a part of the national curriculum and ultimately educating out prejudice.

Teachers, youth group leaders and parents or carers who now find themselves home-schooling, can all download the resource pack free of charge from here: https://www.theproudtrust.org/training-and-education/secondary-education-resources/lgbt-history-month/.

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