Kingston Grammar School Students celebrate LGBT history month with #KGSthisisme campaign

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Students from Year 7 to the Upper Sixth at Kingston Grammar School will mark LGBT History Month by taking part in a series of talks, performances, lectures and celebrations from 10 - 14th February.

Using the hashtag theme of #KGSthisisme, the KGS Wellbeing Team, in conjunction with the Equalities Society, have organised a range of fun activities with the aim of educating students about the LGBT community and encouraging the whole school to join in the celebrations.

Activities will include the Art Department leading a study of Grayson Perry’s art with discussions focusing on gender identity. The legacy of Alan Turing and other prominent LGBT scientists will be debated and dissected in Science lessons.

‘Conflict’ is the theme in Drama incorporating the history of conflict, rights and equality. The nature/nurture debate will be taken on by Upper Sixth Psychology students whilst in the Modern Foreign Languages Department, GCSE students will study newspaper articles about bullying and social problems in Europe.

In the English Department, The History Boys will take centre stage and facilitate a discussion of attitudes to LGBT in the 1980s. Same-sex marriage in the USA will be debated during Politics lessons.

Over the course of the week, in addition to the plethora of diverse academic discussions, the Equalities Society is leading assemblies which will include an assembly on transgender awareness. There will also be a rainbow cake sale on Friday 14th February and all funds will be split amongst the KGS house charities.

Sarah Humphrey, Deputy Head (Pastoral), commented: “We are proud to be taking part in LGBT Month and are keen to promote the values of the #KGSthisisme campaign to our students while raising money for very important causes.”