Take Action in Schools

Publish Date: 03/10/2012

August saw the launch of a brand new report from the National Union of Teachers - 'The Prevalence of Homophobia in Greater Manchester Schools'. The report shows that 85% of teachers have heard pupils be subject to homophobic abuse and bullying.

All students - regardless of sexual orientation - have the right to learn and achieve in a safe and welcoming environment. The Lesbian & Gay Foundation's Safer Schools Packs have been designed to help challenge homophobic bullying and support teachers in ensuring that lesbian, gay and bisexual young people can learn in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Over the last year we havev seen hundreds of people donate in their hundreds to send our safer schools packs across the entire country.

The Safer Schools pack includes; an Enough is Enough! Action Against Homophobia PowerPoint and notes for assemblies, lessons and presentations, Campaign DVD featuring Antony Cotton and Sir Ian McKellen, support for teachers, posters stickers and balloons.

Packs cost £20 and can be sent to a school of your choice. Once we post the packs out, we'll follow up with the school to find out how they are using the packs,.

To buy a safer schools pack visit www.lgf.org.uk/schoolspack