ID+ promote and create an inclusive community founded on acceptance for all. They raise awareness of inclusion and diversity and provide a safe space for these issues to be raised and then assess ways that we can combat prejudice and inform other students of the challenges some people face. The student-led action group lead assemblies, PSHE lessons and organise whole school events and initiatives. They look at subjects such as mental health, racism, bullying, disability awareness, LGBT+ inclusion and welfare and other topics linked with inclusion, diversity and identity.
The ID+ ambassadors led PRIDE week in 2017 and are running an Inclusion and Diversity week in February 2019, as well as playing a vital role in Anti-Bullying week in November. The society have organised a memorable colour run as part of PRIDE week and will be organising and hosting this again in 2019. Other initiatives include cake sales and fundraising.
Any student from Gordon’s is welcome to join ID+ who meet in the Training Room every Thursday at 1pm.
As recognition for their hard work they received a Pioneers Award from the charity Educate and Celebrate and are now looking at other awards linked with inclusion they might be able to gain along with supporting the school with the anti-bullying charter.