16 February 2023
To mark #spreadlovenothate week (by www.stophateuk.org - a leading anti-hate and anti-discrimination organisation established in direct response to the murder of Stephen Lawrence.) and to celebrate LGBT+ History Month 2023, we invited The Anne Frank Trust to host an interactive online learning event.
This session featured the incredible, award winning young people's author Dean Atta, named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK. Our students loved this fantastic opportunity to meet with "One of the UK's finest poets", enjoying the chance to ask questions and discuss the themes of gender, identity and race found in Dean's debut novel, The Black Flamingo (winner of the Stonewall Book Award).
Our sincere thanks to The Anne Frank Trust and to Dean for inspiring our young people to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
A delegation of Chorlton High students attended the launch of Hate Crime Awareness week 2023 to highlight Rights Respecting UNICEF work in schools and the Peace Mala. This is a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect, and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths, beliefs, and none.
They met with fellow learners from around Manchester and listened to various speakers, including
Kate Green - Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, Pam Evans - Founder of Peace Mala, Martin Russell - UNICEF, and Colin Parry - CEO of the Peace Foundation. Candles were lit and songs were sung before enjoying a range of activities for schools to explore the messages of UNICEF and intentions of the Peace Mala.