Priestnall School celebrated Pride in June with a month full of activities, from LGBTQ+ arts and crafts to attending an LGBTQ+ Youth Summit.

Students and staff at Priestnall School celebrated Pride Month to acknowledge the equality, acceptance and inclusion we are so proud to have in our school community.

Throughout the month, and at weekly Pride Club sessions, students were able to get involved in a range of activities.

A poster made by a Priestnall School student for Pride, it says Be Proud, not us, not them, all!

They got creative with LGBTQ+ crafting sessions at lunchtimes, learned about LGBTQ+ history through film screenings, and even enjoyed a rainbow items giveaway!

At the end of the month, students in Year 9 attended the LGBT+ Youth Summit in Manchester, hosted by The Proud Trust.

Some of our Year 11 leavers also joined us on the trip on their very last day as students at Priestnall School.

They said this was the “perfect celebration event” to finish on, and they are so proud of what they have achieved at Priestnall.

Year 9 particularly enjoyed the focus of the Youth Summit, which was about how to make Physical Education more inclusive of LGBTQ+ students.

The students completed a range of workshops, seminars and creative tasks throughout the day to explore this topic.

Students from Priestnall School take part in an activity, writing on cards sat on the floor at the Proud Trust LGBT+ Youth Summit.

At lunchtime, they had fun trying out some of the activities on offer, including dancing, drama and mini golf.

It was a fantastic event and an opportunity to connect with young people across Greater Manchester and meet other students from the Laurus Trust, with Didsbury High School also in attendance.

Priestnall School students stand in front of a board at the Proud Trust LGBT+ Youth Summit.

Leader of Manchester City Council, Bev Craig, gave a speech at the end of the Youth Summit, praising students for their creative contributions throughout the day.

We’d like to thank everyone who took part in our Pride activities, it was a wonderful month of celebrations!

Thank you to Mr Brown for organising the Youth Summit trip, and to the students for representing our school so well.

A poster made by a Priestnall School student for Pride, it says Be Proud, Let us be together.

We work to ensure that our school is an inclusive environment for all. In PSHE lessons, students learn about different relationships to foster an understanding and respectful environment.

Visit our PSHE page to find out more.