During weeks 35 and 36 IES Östesund has been celebrating Pride. This has linked to our half term whole school theme of 'Everybody has the right to be who they are and love who they want'. The school has been decorated with rainbow flags and hearts, there has been an information display about LGBTQ role models and the different LGBTQ+ flags with their meanings.Mentor groups have also been working on activities to promote teamwork and acceptance.
We had our first Dress Up Day of the school year on Friday 3rd September and all students and staff were invited to come to school dressed in colourful clothes. It was wonderful to see a sea of rainbow colours everywhere in the school. Staff who are in Lynx House even went the extra mile and wore blue (their house colour) wigs all day! Not only was the Dress Up Day a fun way to celebrate the end of Östersund Pride Week, but it was also a great way for everyone involved to win House Points!