LGBT Awareness Month LGBT Gay Trans Pride BLM Fist FlagLGBT Awareness month is February and many places are offering support in the way of lessons and resources for schools to deal with a subject that can be very difficult with young children!

The Rainbow Flag Award site offers a KS1 Science presentation called the Five Senses and KS2 resources called Maths and Music based on the Eurovision Song Contest. It is free to sign up and it looks as though there are more free resources available for those who do sign up.

Amnesty International has an LGBTI rights activity pack sharing lots of teaching ideas some aimed at primary-aged children.

“This resource enables teachers to explore the human rights of sexual and gender minority groups with children and young people.
The pack consists of:

  • six activities
  • a  list of useful organisations
  • a summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • an information sheet on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • a list of curriculum links.”

Stonewall offers an introduction to supporting LGBTQ and children. “Every school, college or setting wants to make sure all of their learners can thrive. Growing up can be hard for LGBTQ+ children and young people – but attending a school, college or setting where staff are supportive is life-changing. We understand that it’s tough to know where to begin. This guide is the best place to start.” They also have a very useful background to the subject.

Just like us present:  “To celebrate LGBT Awareness Month this February, we have free profiles of historical icons available to download from Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity.” These resources are suitable for KS1 and KS2, they cover a range of subjects from PE, History, and English, to Science, Art, and Design and Technology.