Logo designed by one of our pupils.
Ackworth School is a place where students should feel safe, accepted, and respected for who they are. Last year, the school launched a Pride group, aimed at the LGBTQ+ community, but of course welcome for anyone to attend.
Run by Oliver McCarthy-Bell, and with sixth form mentors, the group explores issues relating to the LGBTQ+ community, and so far have covered topics such as dealing with homophobia, coming out to family, exploring attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in religion, and learning about some important events in LGBTQ+ history, such as the Stonewall Riots.
The group currently has both 2nd and 3rd formers regular attending, but the group is open to any students, both day students and borders. The group meets on a Tuesday break time, in the Music Centre Hall.
Resources: for advice visit www.stonewall.org.uk