On Saturday 18th June pupils and staff attended the York Pride event. We met at the York Minster and Mr Sims gave a speech from the back of the Pride bus about how our school tackles homophobic language and how we pride ourselves for being an inclusive school no matter what your religion, race or sexuality. He also talked about the Stonewall award we won recently for our campaign work. There was a minutes silence held to remember the victims of the Orlando shootings which was very moving.
From the Minster we walked through York City centre and made our way to the Knavesmire to start a day of celebration.
Pride is held each summer to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969.
Also to provide a sense of community to people who sometimes have been isolated and outcast even by their own families, Pride is about people celebrating who they are.
Thank you very much to the students and staff who supported Pride and York High.