GALLERY: Edenderry school hosts LGBT Awareness event

'It's okay to be you'

Justin Kelly

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Oakland’s Community College in Edenderry raised awareness around LGBT bullying by hosting a stand up week from November 13-17.

The SPHE and Guidance department created awareness around this topic by creating a whole school approach to teaching about LGBT and the effects bullying has on the youth today.

Oakland’s took the approach of creating awareness around this topic through building confidence in students, delivering the message that "it’s OKAY to be you" and that as a community, we stand together to build a person’s identity, not knock it.

The SPHE department used resources and videos from Conor Cusak, Maria Walsh and Vogue Williams and Glee to create awareness around this topic while building it around Art.

The Art department created a clothes line with hearts and statements while colouring each individual peg as a person’s identity, to highlight that as school, Oaklands is a community that stops LGBT bullying.

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