Proud2Be Deliver Training to New Gender and Sexual Alliance

Totnes-based LGBTQ+ social enterprise, Proud2Be, visited Newton Abbot College on 1 November to deliver an interactive workshop to a group of students training to be ambassadors for the College’s new Gender and Sexual Alliance (GSA) group.

Max and Maya Price, Co-Founders and Directors of Proud2Be, delivered the session, covering issues such as inclusive terminology; demystifying common misconceptions; creating a safe, inclusive College environment; counselling skills and role play scenarios. The aim of the workshop was to equip the new student ambassadors with the skills and knowledge needed to set up a student-led support group for the College LGBTQ+ community.

Max and Maya Price delivered an interactive workshop to the College's new staff and student GSA ambassadors
Max and Maya Price delivered an interactive workshop to the College's new staff and student GSA ambassadors

The new GSA group will be looking to set up a whole range of services, allowing students access to any support they might need. Proposed initiatives include drop-in sessions; email support and training for future student ambassadors, all with a view to promoting ‘acceptance without exception’.

Year 9 GSA Ambassador, Faith Huggins, said: “The workshop was really helpful. This will allow us to create a number of ways for people to be able to talk about how they are. We are positively promoting respect for all those in the LGBTQ+ community, how to deal with any negative behaviour and rolling out training and awareness to the whole College as a result.”

Proud2 Be LGBTQ GSA Newton Abbot College Ofsted Good Secondary School 1
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