Southampton students celebrate their culture or heritage during special diversity event
Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill recently held a non-uniform day called ‘My LiFe, My Culture; Our Community’. This special one-day event, held during Black History Month, encouraged the young people to attend the day wearing traditional dress representative of their culture or heritage.
Students at the academy also took part in special events across the day where they could share more about their culture. Together the academy community raised a total of £275 for Stand up Against Racism and Inequality (SARI). SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex. SARI work to build greater understanding and respect for diversity and difference within the community.
Liz Lea, Assistant Principal said;
“We are enormously proud of the diverse and vibrant community that we serve, and we would like to thank our students for embracing this opportunity and helping to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion.”
Mrs Lea, added;
“All of the students who took part in celebrating their culture should all be very proud.”
Principal, Benjamin Bond said;
“Enabling our students to engage beyond the subject, curriculum and classroom is what makes the Lord’s Hill LiFe curriculum a huge success. At Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, we know that we are all responsible for developing the potential in every learner, extending beyond the academic, technical, and vocational, and further developing student’s moral, social and cultural capital.”