PRIDE Day 2018
On Friday 17 August Darwin High School held its third annual Pride Day event. This student-led initiative supported LGBTQIA+ students, and is part of Darwin High School’s ongoing wellbeing focus.
The initiative was also supported by the Darwin High School Board, the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) and Headspace.
The lunchtime event had a festival atmosphere, with members of the school community dressing in rainbow colours or wearing a rainbow pin or wristband to show their support for the day. Students and staff enjoyed musical performances from our talented music students and Pride Commitee members addressed students in between performances.
There was plenty of rainbow-themed food and merchandise available, with students sharing messages of support in a photobooth.
The event was a huge success and an absolute credit to the group of students who initiated, planned and coordinated the day. Feedback about the day was overwhelmingly positive.Principal, Jill Hazeldine said
This was my first Pride event as Principal and I was so incredibly proud. Events such as Pride Day provide an opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote understanding and inclusion within our school and the wider community.
Plans are already underway for PRIDE 2019!