Theme of the Week- What does Pride mean to You
You still have time- enter the Pride Creative Competition and submit to Ms Downes via Teams to be in a chance to win a fantastic prize!
Listen out in Assemblies throughout the week to learn about where the idea of pride originated and why it is celebrated, why it is important to be an ally and much more!
Pride Bracelet making workshop
1.30pm outside the classroom block
- Make yourself or a friend a Pride bracelet with the colours of the rainbow
- Tie Die Workshop- bring in your old white t-shirt and upcycle it to the colours of the rainbow
Heartstopper Book Club
Thursday Morning @ 8am in the School Library.
Sign up sheet available at the Library desk. If students sign up in before Wednesday at 2pm, they will get a muffin and hot chocolate.
We will also have the Library decorated for Pride Week, and our Student Library Assistants have prepared a Pride Book Display. We will also have lots of LGBBTQIA+ information prominently available, including booklists, resources, useful websites and more.
- Come and see the Pride Garda Car which leads the Dublin Pride Parade every year outside the steps of the school
- Pride March around Wesley College campus from 11:05am-11:30am - the whole school- students and staff are invited to attend
- Enjoy an extended break and come and join in the Pride March to support LGBTI+ staff and students
- Enjoy some Pride Themed Food in the School Canteen at lunch time
Check out all the photos from the first ever Wesley Pride Parade right here
From the 4th to 7th May 2021, Wesley College Dublin will be decorated in rainbows and become a beacon of celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Wesley. From petitions to awareness campaigns, support for every student and member of staff no matter their sexual identity will be at an all-time high around campus. Wesley will aim to affect social change throughout, in not just the wider Wesley community but also around the world with specific campaigns targeting countries and regions that aim to restrict LGBTQ+ rights.
There will be multiple competitions run throughout the week. Firstly, a logo competition to be used for Pride Week in the coming years. We want you to design a logo that combines both Wesley and everything the LGBTQ+ community stands for. It must be submitted digitally to the submission form below by 4pm on Thursday 6th May. There will be one junior and one senior winner, each of whom will be announced in tutor class on Friday 7th.
Secondly, there will be a short story competition in response to the prompt ‘Seven Colours, One Rainbow – diversity, acceptance and belonging.’ This is also to be submitted to the submission form below by 4pm on Thursday 6th May. Winners for this competition will also be announced in tutor on Friday 7th, with one junior and one senior winner.
You can enter both competitions by submitting your entry at the bottom of this page.
The highlight of the week will be a Pride Parade after school on Wednesday, starting from the steps of the Admin Block, beside the classroom block, winding its way around campus, and culminating in a picnic on the top rugby pitch. Everyone is welcome, including and particularly those from outside the LGBTQ+ community who are keen to show their allyship and support.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Imogen Forrest, Peter Bond, Ms. Sweeney, Ms Savage or your tutor.