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Diversity Role Models is pleased to announce the start of an exciting new project in the North West of England to offer a limited number of free workshops to schools, thanks to our partners AXA XL.

Since the North West was selected to be our first regional hub outside of Greater London in 2013, we have worked with many different schools to deliver our classroom-based workshops. This project will deliver these workshops to even more schools in the region to help them support their work to prevent homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying.

Using the medium of interactive classroom activities to educate about difference, our workshops are designed for pupils aged 5 to 18 to learn to challenge harmful stereotypes and language whilst addressing the misconceptions about gender identity, sexual orientation and diverse families.

What makes our workshops special is the presence of lived-experience role models in the classroom who, through the lens of sharing their personal stories, help to build understanding of LGBT+ people and their lives.

Diversity Role Models student workshops help embed empathy and inclusion in the next generation. 

We are extremely proud of our workshops and resources and the powerful positive change they can create, but we are also aware that not every school is in a position to access our services. 

One of our most important long term goals is to provide our workshops to school free or charge. While we're still on the way to making this a reality nationwide, we're excited to be able to bring a limited number of free workshops to schools in the North West with AXA XL.

Regional Officer, Kate Hutchinson, will be leading this project and with many years experience in LGBT+ education she will be available for any queries regarding facilitating workshops in your schools.

Please note: In order to provide the free workshops to schools who may have not yet been able to access them, this project will not be available to schools who DRM has previously delivered workshops to. 

For further details, please contact kate@diversityrolemodels.org.

We're so happy to provide these workshops free of charge to schools in the North West.

Kate Hutchinson delivering a Diversity Role Models LGBT+ inclusion workshop in a school as part of the AXA XL funded project in the North West

Kate Hutchinson delivering a Diversity Role Models LGBT+ inclusion workshop in a school as part of the AXA XL funded project in the North West