Millthorpe School raises the rainbow

Millthorpe School raises the rainbow
Millthorpe School is just one of many schools and businesses supporting York Pride 2018 – a celebration of equality between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people.
The school community will ‘Raise the Rainbow’ in support of the York Pride event on Friday 8 June, by dressing the outside and inside of the school building in rainbow bunting and rainbow flags. Staff and students are invited to wear a rainbow piece of clothing, accessory or sticker on the day and students will also have the opportunity to collect a rainbow sticker and rainbow face and hand stamp, to show their support for equality in York.
On Saturday 9 June, Millthorpe School will take part in the York Pride Parade, through the city to the Knavesmire. A number of pupils and their friends and families will join the parade.
Sarah Richards, RE Teacher said “The ‘Raise your Rainbow’ day and the importance of Pride Month has already been explained to students in assemblies and in the week leading up to the Pride march, form tutors will show students a short video explaining York Pride.
“Millthorpe will be one of a number of schools taking part in the York Pride Parade and we would warmly welcome any students and their families who would like to come and join us. The atmosphere throughout the parade is fantastic and the event is always huge fun!”
Head of School Gemma Greenhalgh adds “Our support for the event is an endorsement of our school values, which recognise the importance of: respect for others; seeking equal opportunities for all; being tolerant of different views and cultures; valuing difference; and being open-minded about other ways of being and living.
“As a school we are very pleased to be involved with York Pride once again on what promises to be an exciting and fun-filled day. Beyond the fun element, we recognise that there is a really important message underpinning the event and we’re one hundred per cent committed to continuing to reinforce our values to our school community every day, not just on this one day in June.”