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Welcome to Issue 4 of LGBT+Education Today
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Educate & Celebrate is looking forward to sharing
 LGBT+Inclusive 'best practice' with you. With your help we can make all our schools LGBT+Friendly 

TOGETHER we can eradicate discrimination 
Newsflash! Educate & Celebrate is 1 of only 8 national organisations to win government funding to tackle LGBT+Phobia in Schools
Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, expressed her delight at the award:
‘The £214k we have been awarded for 2015 means we can do more of what we do best – advocate inclusivity and make schools LGBT+Friendly!'
Read the full press release from the DfE here
Have a lovely Easter break! Why not spend a few seconds voting to support Educate & Celebrate for the 'Community Organisation Award for LGBT' category, via the following link:

I support Educate & Celebrate

 
Please spend another few seconds of your Easter holiday voting to support Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder, for the 'Positive Role Model Award for LGBT' category, via the following link:

I support Elly Barnes

 
Inspiration from a Best Practice school: Howletch Primary school, Peterlee, County Durham.
This school is on its way to becoming one of our Best Practice schools. This week the students have been enjoying LGBT+Inclusive lessons with their teacher Ms. Patterson. You can see the student’s commentary to the ‘Love has no labels’ film by clicking HERE

Plus you can read a wonderful poem called ‘Love is’ by Owen on our website by clicking HERE

 
Elly Barnes latest Huffpost Blog:
Why 
LGBT+Inclusivity Should Be Taught in All Primary Schools


'Children are not born racist, sexist or homophobic; this is a fact I say in every training session and staff meeting!'
'There is no such thing as a 'gay lesson' only 'inclusive' ones.'


Read the full story
here
Secondary School Resources
Our new resource for secondary schools; a set of 22 LGBT+Inclusive fiction books for secondary school libraries with a set of ‘Educate & Celebrate’ posters to increase visibility in your school. You can download our booklist from here

To order your PRIDE in Secondary Education resource contact:  
resources@educateandcelebrate.org
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PRIDE in Primary Education launched with uplifting film

Our short film highlights the positive impact of our PRIDE in Primary Education resources being used in Birmingham primary schools. The film includes positive voices of teachers and students who are benefiting from an LGBT+Inclusive curriculum. 

Watch it by clicking here
Press Coverage: Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying Tackled in Schools
Gay Star News 24 March 2015

Mel Spencer

LGBTI children in schools across the UK will benefit from a £2 million charity investment awarded to anti-bullying initiatives.

Full story can be read here

 
Thanks to our Consortium Partners!
Educate & Celebrate led a consortium bid with Goldsmiths University of London Department of Education, SHM Productions Ltd and associated charity SHM Foundation from which Anna Kyd, Director said:
'The work of Educate & Celebrate is both urgent and necessary. Attitudes formed in childhood have a tendency to shape the way people think throughout their lives. Educate & Celebrate find positive and inspiring ways to challenge negative attitudes to LGBT people and help tackle bullying at school. We are delighted to be working with such a positive and effective organisation.'
Elly Barnes joins the #TheGaySweater Debate  - Huffington Post Lifestyles 

Written by Ellen Wallwork  
Intrigued? Read the article and see comment from Elly
here

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Our Patrons

Thanks to the ongoing support of our two amazing patrons: Vix Perks and Clare Summerskill.

For information, training, resources, guidance and how to achieve best practice status please contact:                                           

ellybarnes@educateandcelebrate.org  
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