‘Educate and Celebrate’ – Birmingham Pupils release EP to celebrate LGBT-Friendly Schools!

Birmingham Campaign For State Education


By working together we can create an enlightened environment, where everyone can be who they want to be, without fear of discrimination”Elly Barnes


Students from Turves Green Girls School in Northfield, Birmingham collaborated with local musician and songwriter ViX (aka Victoria Perks, former lead singer/songwriter of internationally successful all-girl band “We’ve got a FUZZBOX and we’re gonna use it!!”), to write and record original songs that challenge homophobia as part of the Educate and Celebrate initiative.

Educate and Celebrate is a teacher-training program devised by Elly Barnes to make all schools LGBT friendly and is the official teacher-training program for the charity Schools Out UK. Educate and Celebrate gives teachers the confidence and resources to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and engages students in an inclusive LGBT curriculum. Ofsted has recognized the program as demonstrating  ‘Best practice’ in successfully tackling homophobic bullying. Elly Barnes delivered an…

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