Educate and Celebrate concert – with CHIPS!

By on 30/06/2014 in News

Educate and Celebrate, the teacher training programme that helps teachers to make their schools LGBT friendly, is serving CHIPS with a difference later this month!

The Challenging Homophobia in Primary Schools (CHIPS) concert takes place at the Birmingham Children's Library on 16 July, 6 - 7.30pm, and features newly composed fun, interactive and engaging songs for primary schools written by professional musicians and composers.

Performed by children from Tiverton Primary and Brownmead Junior and Infant schools alongside professional musicians and the creator of 'CHIPS', teacher Andrew Moffat, the evening will celebrate the launch of the new songs within the  'Language and Literacy' framework resource.

Birmingham City Council's LGBT adviser, Elly Barnes, said: “Educating through the curriculum is key to creating an enlightened environment in which our teachers and students can thrive and be who they want to be without fear of discrimination.

“In September 2013 Ofsted released a new briefing for inspections which will explore the school's actions to prevent and tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying.

“This new resource for primary schools is invaluable in helping us teach about diversity and difference in a memorable way to our young people.”

Birmingham City Council's Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, added: “No young person should be afraid of growing up to be who they want to be and I fully support the aims of the Educate and Celebrate programme in tackling homophobia in schools, and helping our young people feel happy to celebrate who they are.”

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