We are the Year Six Diversity and Inclusion Champions.
We wrote letters of application for our roles
because we believe that everyone
has equal rights and deserves
dignity and respect.
We have planned and led assemblies for the whole school to ensure that all people - and especially those 9 protected groups under the 2010 Equality Act - are seen, heard and understood.
So far we have planned and led monthly assemblies on International Day of Older persons, Black History Month, World Tolerance Day & Anti Bullying, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Holocaust Memorial Day & World Religion Day, LGBTQ+ families, Children's Mental Health Week, International Women's Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racism, Autism Awareness Month and UN World Refugee Day.
We have links with the charity Global Dignity, which focuses on giving every person dignity, no matter their views, beliefs or background. We were so excited to be invited to their annual conference to share our own Dignity Stories, and to entertain the delegates with our singing and poetry recital.
Our Year Five D & I Champions work closely with Miss Loh and Miss Thomas, our Topic leads, doing regular curriculum audits, to check that all groups are being represented in our teaching and learning. They are also mentored by a Year Six partner, so that when they reach Year Six, they know what the role entails.