Role Model Stories will be available free to all teachers until Friday 9 April
Created by Diversity Role Models, Role Model Stories, a series of educational resources including LGBT+ storytelling videos and lesson plans for teachers has been produced to support LGBT+ inclusive education in schools in the UK and worldwide.
The unique and powerful messages in Role Model Stories allows teachers anywhere to educate about LGBT+ identities, the impact of bullying and how to embrace difference and include everyone while teaching remotely and in the classroom with vulnerable students.
Covering a range of topics, each video comes with a unique resource to confidently facilitate lessons and show suitable videos in the classroom to students Year 7 and above. Each resource has suggested year groups.
The resource for teachers contains:
- Discussion questions and activities
- Challenge questions and activities
- Extension ideas
- Further resources, support and guidance
- A glossary of useful terms
- Curriculum links
- 3-6 minute LGBT+ storytelling video
Season One is free for the Spring Term!
As the current lockdown has once again greatly impacted young people’s learning, DRM has made all of the video resources from season one of Role Model Stories free of charge for the entire Spring term, including LGBT History Month in February.
Visit their channel to see a trailer and view samples of stories from Vicky Jane, Simeon, Richy, Mon, Barry and Simon, packed with inspiring personal stories covering a range of topics from history, intersectionality, faith and LGBT+ inclusion, gender identity, different families and more.
Season two will be released very soon!
How to use these videos
These videos and lessons plans are only available on DRM’s Vimeo on Demand channel.
The videos are available for streaming only (unavailable for download) on a rent-to-view basis (currently free of charge until Friday 9 April). Just navigate to the channel and click play.
If you would like more information on how to use the resources or any other questions please email DRM at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our new report
Our ‘Pathways to LGBT+ Inclusion: Report’ revealed only 20% of secondary students learnt about LGBT+ identities and HBT bullying at school, while only 27% of secondary students said their school would be safe for a fellow student to come out as LGBT+.
We’ve given full access to Role Model Stories together we can still make a positive impact even while large numbers of students are not in classrooms.
Who are Diversity Role Models?
Diversity Role Models actively seeks to embed inclusion and empathy in the next generation. Our vision is a world where everyone embraces diversity and can thrive. This will help create a world where future generations embrace, accept and support difference. Our mission is to create an education system in which every young person will know they are valued and supported, whoever they are.
What do we do?
We create safe spaces where young people can explore difference and consider their role in creating a world where we all feel accepted. Our student workshops feature LGBT+ or ally role models who speak openly about their lived experiences, building young people’s empathy so they can understand the (often unintended) impact of their language and actions. In order to ensure sustained change we supplement this by training school governors, staff, and parents/carers.
With Role Model Stories, we hope to empower you to use LGBT History Month and the coming months to supply opportunities to young people to expand their personal development, learning to embrace and accept difference, amid growing concern for student wellbeing during this difficult time.
Find out more about DRM here.