On Friday 24 November, Northampton High School’s Femsock organised a Pride Day to celebrate diversity and to raise money for LGBTQ+ community groups.
The group organised a treasure hunt to celebrate diversity. whereby posters of key LGBTQIA+ icons were placed around the school (including RuPaul at the top of the Christmas tree!) and great fun was had by all in the search to identify where the hidden posters could be found.
Femsock delivered an informative assembly celebrating 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967. Rainbow accessories were worn by students and face painting raised more money for two local charities, The Lowdown and Q-Space. At lunchtime a guest speaker delivered a talk to girls in Upper Fifth, 6.1 and 6.2, which many found revelatory and informative. Femsock have worked hard to launch the School’s first Pride Day and look forward to it becoming an annual event in the school calendar, celebrating all sexualities and genders.
Ms Heimfield, Teacher of English, and Miss Robinson, Subject Leader Theology & Philosophy, on behalf of Femsock
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