At Claremont, we want all of our pupils to be proud to be themselves. When we enter the Pride month of June, we celebrate inclusivity, history and most importantly love in all shapes and forms. Join us on this page to see updates on events and displays from all around our school.
Countdown to Pride
At the end of May 2022 a plain flag was left in the Senior School reception area. The aim was to get passers by to grab a felt tip and colour in a small section, in the hope that it would be ready for 1 June (the start of Pride Month). Within a week the whole flag was completely filled in, which shows how much support people had for this display.
History and case studies
Below are some of the resources that our sixth formers have made about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ heroes that they have been researching.
Educating younger pupils about pride
The Pre-Prep and Nursery have learnt about being proud to be themselves and celebrating differences through the story Elmer the Elephant. Children also wore rainbow accessories after understanding the rainbow symbolism for kindness.
We have recommended that our younger pupils watch this Pop’n’Olly video to learn and discover what happened on June 28th 1969 and why we celebrate Pride.
Cake sale for All Out
The Senior School Claremont Equality Alliance come together in June to hold cake sales for charity All Out. This charity is a global movement fighting for a world where no one has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety, or dignity because of who they are or who they love. Claremont is proud to raise funds for such an important cause.
The Senior School holds Pride assemblies, led by Mr Oster, Mr Marquez and the Claremont Equality Alliance. They explain the history behind the Stonewall protests and why it is still so important that we keep educating ourselves.
We are proud to support Pride and support our students in being themselves. As reflected by a parent recently:
“I just wanted to write and express my sincere gratitude to you and your team for the sensitive way you accepted my child’s identification as non-binary this year. They have flourished while settling into your school and I can well imagine that this may not have been the case had they felt less welcome to express themself.”