School Pride gala

School Pride Gala

Quarrydale Academy is holding a School Pride event on Friday, July 9 (10 am to 2 pm)  at Larwood Park in Sutton . It is aimed at students aged 11-18 for all schools in the area.
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The gala is the brainchild of Rae Toon, who teaches media at Quarrydale Academy in Sutton and runs a support group there for LGBTQ+ youngsters.

"It will be all about celebrating diversity,” explained Rae. “We want to raise awareness that there are these students in schools. This is a minority group that does exist.

"School Pride will make them feel more confident and more accepted, so that they can be themselves.

 "Schools have been holding their own individual Pride events for the last three years, making flags, singing gay anthems and celebrating their LGBTQ+ communities.

"But my idea is to bring them all together at the same venue. Last year, it was meant to happen at Mansfield Town’s ground but had to be cancelled because of lockdown. I was gutted.

"This time, the event will go ahead, subject to Covid restrictions, and I am really looking forward to it.”

As well as Quarrydale, the Mansfield secondary schools of Meden, Brunts Academy and Samworth, plus Selston High School, have committed to take part.

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