At OSA, we are supporting Pride Month. Pride Month is about acceptance, equality, celebrating the work of LGBTQ+ people, education in LGBTQ+ history and raising awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community. It also calls for people to remember how damaging homophobia was and still can be. Pride is all about being proud of who you are no matter who you love.
To celebrate this, the school will be looking at the History of LGBTQ+ to educate and raise awareness during tutor time; and running a ‘Design a Postcard’ competition based on the theme ‘Kindness’.
As well as this, we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 24 June. The theme will be ‘bright colours’. All money raised will be split between;The Proud Trust–a organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs; and; MindOut– a mental health service working to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.
We ask all students to donate a minimum of £1 on the day. Money will be collected at the entrance to the school at the start of the day so please make sure your child has some cash on them!
Regarding what to wear, there are a few rules. Please make sure that there are no items of clothing with offensive words or images on them, footwear needs to be safe for school, so no ‘slides’, sandals or other open toed shoes, and no high heels. For the safeguarding of all students, clothing must not be revealing or see through.
We ask that all outdoor coats are removed in classrooms and that hoods, hats/caps are not to be worn inside. Head coverings such as scarfs/bandanas/durags are allowed to be worn inside and in lessons on this day. Please note that flags are not items of clothing and are not permitted as part of this day.
We encourage students to wear bright colours!
All students must bring in their normal school bag and be equipped for learning. Regular school kit must be worn for PE lessons.