Face Equality Day in Schools

There are lots of ways in which schools can get involved in Face Equality Day on Friday 26th May 2017.

Face equality means that all children are treated fairly, equally and with respect irrespective of their appearance. Face equality stands against prejudiced attitudes and behaviours that hugely disadvantage people of all ages who have a condition, injury, mark or illness that affects the way they look.

Changing Faces has developed a range of face equality resources for schools which have been used across the country. Annie Ashraf, deputy head of Tetherdown School, said: “This is such an exciting project, the impact it has made on our community – children, staff and parents has been wonderful. Well pitched resources, only a few lessons were needed to have such a significant impact. It’s been a privilege to be part face equality, that allows discussions around diversity and equality for all.”

There are many ways that your school could support Face Equality Day, including:

  • Sign the Face Equality Pledge and discuss with colleagues, governors and pupils, and send us an image of a group of you holding the pledge.
  • Deliver a face equality assembly on Face Equality Day – primary and secondary assembly resources can be downloaded for free below
  • Deliver a face equality lesson during the week leading up to Face Equality Day–primary and secondary lesson resources can be downloaded for free below
  • Publicise Face Equality Day – e.g. through a news item in your newsletter to parents and carers or on the news page of your school website. Just send us an email to request face equality posters which can be displayed in your school.
  • Post a message of support on your social media channels – we can help with suggested content – using the #FaceEquality hashtag.
  • If you are a secondary school and have a film club, arrange a special showing of The Officers’ Ward – an award-winning film about a facially injured soldier in the First World War.

 

Download our Schools Resources

 

If you have any questions about Face Equality Day in Schools, please call us on 0345 450 0275 or email faceequality@changingfaces.org.uk.