LONDON SCHOOLS ‘EDUCATE AND CELEBRATE’ SHOWCASE AT THE EMIRATES

February 28, 2013


This year’s “Educate and Celebrate’ showcase was held at The Emirates Ground on 28th February 2013 6.30-8.30pm with a panel discussion ‘homophobia in sport from 5-6pm hosted by Camden LGBT forum. Daytime events included a schools sport tournament organised by ‘Football V homophobia’ Elly Barnes Pink List No: 1 and LGBT schools advisor for London and Birmingham is working across the UK educating young people through the curriculum about the achievements of LGBT people in history and eradicating homophobic language and bullying from our schools. The concert showcased student’s work from 7 participating schools at primary and secondary level, including music and drama performances, presentations, speeches, stalls and key speakers and local celebrities. SchoolsOUT, Pride Sports, Football V Homophobia, Consortium, EDF and Camden LGBT forum support the event. Participating schools included Stoke Newington School and Sixth form, William Patten Primary School, Achland Burghley School and The Urstwick School.  All proceeds fromticket sales go to funding further projects in our schools to eradicate homophobia. “Educating through the curriculum is key to creating an enlightened environment in which our teachers and students can thrive and be who they want to be without fear of discrimination” Elly Barnes Details of the ‘Educate and Celebrate’ program and up to date information about the event can be found www.ellybarnes.com or contact elly@ellybarnes.com

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