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    College celebrates Pride Month!

    07 June 2023

    Students and staff at Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) recently collaborated on a series of events and activities to promote Pride Month.

    On Tuesday 6th June, students and staff held their first ever Pride Party to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. The event kicked off with a parade led by the members of the College’s LGBTQ+ lunchtime club and Public Services students.

    Throughout the event, learners across the College joined the Pride Party which included music from local DJ, Dominic Dunbar, ice pops and sweets, hair colours, wrist bands, flags and stickers.

    An event was also held at the College’s Stephen Burke Construction Academy to support and promote LGBTQ+ rights and equality. In addition, the Carpentry and Joinery department created a free-standing wings display which was painted with vinyl by the Creative team for a colourful LGBTQ+ prop for photos during the day.

    Every year during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world.

    Marie Linehan, Progress Coach Team Leader said: “The Pride Party was a huge success and we were delighted to see so many students and staff getting involved. Burton and South Derbyshire College is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and our regular Be Social LGBTQ+ Club creates safe and fun spaces for students to feel welcomed, meet new people and promote LGBTQ+ issues. The idea for the Pride Party came following the success of the club and we hope that this will become an annual event at BSDC.”

    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

    Town Centre Campus

    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

    Stephen Burke Construction Academy

    Construction Academy, 21 Tetron Point, William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 OBB