Teaching Resources

Books and Displays

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What Does LGBT+ Mean?

The only book for Primary (and LKS3) children with a simple, clear explanation of gender, sexual orientation, privilege, discrimination and allyship

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Inclusive Books about Families for KS1

Books shape our view of the world. All families are different, but share the same love in these lovely books for younger children.

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Inclusive Books for Primary Age

These books normalise/ usualise diverse families and LGBT+ lives.  There are also many suggestions for children who live outside gender stereotypes.

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Inclusive Books for Secondary Age

Fiction and non-fiction book suggestions to promote LGBT+ inclusivity and provide a resource for your LGBT+ students

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PPT - Family photographs for display and discussion

All children love to see themselves reflected in the images around them. Hopefully everyone in your class will see a family similar to theirs

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A Timeline of LGBTQ+ Rights in the UK

Colourful and informative display for KS3/4 students

Created by Naomi Wilcox-Lee

Assemblies/ Discussions

*NEW*

Assemblies to encourage children to think about gender, stereotyping, diversity and making a difference in the world

Assemblies/ Discussion PPTs are pitched for KS2, but are also used regularly by KS1 and KS3 teachers

A Statue for Mary Anning

Mary was one of the first paleontologists.  Despite being an expert, she was often ignored and excluded because of her gender and class.

Dorset-based schoolgirl Evie worked with her Mum to raise funds for a statue to remember this pioneering woman.

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Learning from People

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My Shadow is Pink KS1/ LKS2 version

Quiz and thoughtful questions to accompany the beautiful short film of the same name

Film and book by Scott Stuart

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My Shadow is Pink

UKS2/KS3 version

Quiz and thoughtful questions for older children, to accompany the beautiful short film of the same name

Film and book by Scott Stuart

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Mary Elizabeth Montagu bought the idea of vaccination to Britain. Jesty and Jenner saved millions of lives through their work creating vaccines

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Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

In films 'bad' people are often depicted with a visible difference, but in reality looks are an unreliable guide to who someone is.

These people all show that looking different isn't the most interesting thing about them.  

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What is a Refugee?

Uses the current example of refugees fleeing Ukraine to explain what a refugee is and talk about how being a refugee is not an end, but a new start. Includes Mo Farah, Judith Kerr, Rita Ora and Magid Magid.

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KS1 Special - Pirates Weren't Just Men

Children often have fixed views about who can do a job and this ppt introduces Mary Read and Anne Bonny, two women who went to sea as pirates.  It asks if anyone can do any job?

It is pitched at KS1/Y3

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Haarnam Kaur was bullied as a teenager, but now she is proud of her 'glorious beard'.  

Focusing on the benefits of being true to yourself

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Ada Lovelace - lover of maths and pioneering computer programmer defied the criticisms of the time to continue the work she loved

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Is it ever OK to commit a crime? The brave and determined Rosa Parks defied segregation laws to spark a huge public demonstration and ultimately successful court case

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Is it ever OK to give a person as a gift?  Sarah Forbes Bonetta was given to Queen Victoria when she was just five years old.

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Don't judge a book by its cover

Hedy Lamaar was a beautiful and famous Hollywood star...and also a brilliant scientist and inventor

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Dresses for boys and girls.  Harry Styles was criticised for not being 'manly' enough when he wore a dress on the cover of Vogue...what do you think?

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The first female superhero was invented in the 1940s by a man to show a kickass woman using her brains

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Billy Monger, racing driver, lost both legs aged 17, but was back driving in months.  In 2021 he raised over two million pounds for Comic Relief

Sally Ride was the first American woman in Space.  She fought to be taken seriously as a professional and capable astronaut. 

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Speaking out for what you believe in - a focus on Marcus Rashford, Greta Thunberg and Malala

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How to carry on when things get tough.  British Olympian Derek Redmond's finished his race last despite excruciating pain

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Preet Chandi (Polar Preet) - solo expedition to Antarctica

Preet Chandi is the first woman of colour to walk solo to the South Pole.  She wants to encourage others to challenge themselves and recognise that 'nothing is impossible'

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Lilian Bader - first black woman in the WAAF, WW2

With an Irish Mother and Bajan Father, Lilian Bader faced racism throughout her life.  She was desperate to help out with the war effort in WW2 and became the first black woman to join the WAAF.

Princess Catherine Duleep Singh's was an active suffragist and, together with her partner of 30 years, Lina, saved the lives of a number of Jewish families in Nazi Germany

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Learning About Ourselves

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Identity - Being Yourself

Exploring what 'identity' means, being unique, respecting others and feeling good about being yourself

KS1 and KS2

Linked to 'What Does LGBT+ Mean?' book

Pride and LGBT+

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Pride for Everyone

Ideas for celebrating pride for all the children in your school

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A brief history of LGBT+ rights in the UK

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Language can be extremely powerful.  

A helpful ppt for discussing how to talk with kindness and respect

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Rainbows Everywhere

A selection of ideas on how to celebrate with rainbows in many different forms.

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Stonewall - Is it OK to Break the Law if you Disagree with the Law?

Being LGBT+ was illegal or extremely difficult in the UK and the US in the 1960s.  Find out more about The Stonewall Riots for LGBT+ equality and three of the people who have become LGBT+ icons for their activism

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Bayard Rustin organised the 1963 March on Washington where MLK delivered his 'I have a dream' speech.  Rustin was openly gay and often ostracised and sidelined for being himself.