CHILDREN and staff from Foundry Lane Primary School celebrated Diversity Week, culminating in a rainbow dress up day.

Throughout the week, they took part in lessons which celebrated inclusion, diversity and the differences which make us all special and unique. Some of these lessons focussed on topics such as what diversity means, what it means to be unique and proud of who you are, what different families look like and looking at a range of role models.

Guest speakers and staff spoke to the children throughout the week, hoping to inspire them to follow their dreams into roles 'traditionally' seen as for just men or women.

Some of the children volunteered to be diversity champions for the school, ensuring that everyone had a voice.

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The school ran a competition for the pupils to design a diversity and inclusion flag for their community. The overall winner was Robyn from Year 4 with runners up prizes going to Leyton in Year R, Ruby in Year 1, Ben in Year 2, Adam in Year 3 and Toby in Year 6. Elements of each of the winning designs have now been incorporated into a final design which the school are now looking to have made into a flag.

The week finished in a blaze of colour for rainbow dress up day when everyone was invited to dress in their favourite bright colours in return for a donation to the school’s chosen charity, Breakout Youth.

More than £450 was raised for the charity, which supports LGBTQ+ young people in Southampton.

A Foundry Lane Primary School representative said the school are so proud to have such a diverse community and hope their activities inspire others to celebrate their differences and help to break down myths and stereotypes.