Pupils' LGBT group raise funds for World Aids Day

Balwearie High School's LGBT group recently completed a week of fundraising for the Terrence Higgins Trust for World Aids Day.

Friday, 30th March 2018, 11:57 am
Updated Friday, 30th March 2018, 12:03 pm
Balwearie's LGBT group
Balwearie's LGBT group

They gave out red ribbons around the school, raising £100 for the charity.

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Pupils then attended the Scottish Parliament World Aids Day Reception enabling them to meet other groups and bring back information to the group.

This week pupils have been doing a week of LGBT awareness assemblies throughout the school, the second time it has done this in its two year history. It is co-led by Cody McCormick and Kasha Cepok, S6 pupils. Kasha is also an elected LGBT member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Cody said: “Our fellow pupils have reacted well to the assemblies and we’ve also recently successfully campaigned for a gender neutral toilet in the school. We’ve also introduced an equalities partnership with teachers and pupils to create a long term plan for LGBT awareness and change within the school. Some teachers recently attended a course which teaches staff to recognise and tackle homophobia and transphobia in schools.”