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College Diversity Ambassadors Appointed

Published on isbi School News dated Wednesday 3rd of October 2018

Earlier this week, 25 College pupils received their official badge as a Diversity Ambassador from College Headmaster, Mr Gladwin. Each Ambassador is tasked with promoting values of fairness, kindness and acceptance in their Houses and to liaise with other House members in the celebration of different cultures. Diversity Prefects, Ella S. and Curvis E. addressed the Senior School during Assembly to introduce fellow pupils to their Diversity Ambassadors and explain their roles. They said, “The world today is fast paced and vibrant – full of human beings from different backgrounds, cultures, ideals, identities, gender identities, religion and beliefs. In some ways, in many parts of the world, society is more accepting than ever before. However, it can also be a confusing and hateful place at times, where some may experience loneliness, isolation and fear.” Ella and Curvis went on to explain the role of the Diversity Prefects and Ambassadors within the College Community was to ensure everyone in the school recognised and celebrated individuality and differences. Their mission is to ensure the College is a welcoming place, where everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender or religion feels comfortable and valued, not only within themselves but within the College campus too. During the coming year, the Diversity Team will be marking special occasions to celebrate diversity and bring about some positive change to last for generations to come. These occasions will explore human rights and equality and include October’s Black History Month, November’s Anti-Bullying Week and next Spring’s LGBT History Month. The team are also open to ideas from across the campus especially where it will improve the College provision for transgender or non-binary pupils at the College. The College will be holding a Sixth Form Open Morning on Saturday 13th October at 10.15. There is no need to book.
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