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Youngsters learn about Pride as part of special day at school

PUBLISHED: 08:39 21 July 2020 | UPDATED: 08:52 21 July 2020

Youngsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary School

Youngsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary School

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Youngsters at a mid-Norfolk school have learned about diversity and equality issues as part of a day called Pride In Schools.

Youngsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary SchoolYoungsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary School

Mattishall Primary School pupils wore bright, colourful clothing for the day on July 15.

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Reception pupils read two stories, Only One You by Linda Kranz and a Twinkl book called We Are All Different, while year two pupils learned about the Pride flag and how Pride is celebrated with marches, parades and festivals. Year five learned the meanings and definitions of different gender identities and different sexual orientations. The children identified what made them proud of themselves and created posters to tell people about Pride.

Claire Findlay, assistant headteacher, said: “They learnt that everyone is different and has different families. They also learnt that we should celebrate our differences and be proud of who we are.

Youngsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary SchoolYoungsters at Mattishall Primary School learned about Pride as part of Pride in School. Picutre: Mattishall Primary School

“Everyone felt very strongly that everyone should be treated equally and it shouldn’t matter what our gender identity is or what our sexual orientation is.”


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