Posted: 3 July, 2019

Diversity Week 2019

Celebration, News, Performance, Senior School, Sixth Form

Diversity Week is a week in which schools and colleges across the UK celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality in education.

This year schools and colleges representing 1.2 million pupils have signed up to take part and Putney is proud to be one of them.


It’s been a colourful week at Putney. Students have been able to chart their family’s heritage on a giant map, create identity postcards and listen to a fantastic talk about gender theory.

Other activities have included Bollywood dance workshops and the Beyonce Experience, finding the hidden meanings behind Beyonce’s lyrics.

The undoubted highlight of the week, ‘Putney Does Drag’, took its inspiration from the infamous, ‘Ru Paul’s Drag Race’.

A special thank you to our LGBTQ+ club leader Lara A and her team for helping organise the event.

The results of the ‘Put a Pin on it’ world map – show that at Putney our collective heritage leads back to MANY countries outside the UK – here are the ones that were pinned!

Wellington. New Zealand
Tokyo. Japan
New castle. Australia
Sydney. Australia
Orange. Australia
Melbourne. Australia
Hobart. Australia
Perth. Australia
Seoul. South Korea
Hong Kong
Bangkok. Thailand
Kuala lumpar. Malaysia.
Tura. Russia
Kandy. Sri Lanka
Jaffna. Sri Lanka
Raipur. India
Nagpur. India
Nashik India
Allahabad. India
Lucknow. India
Karachi. Pakistan
Karaganda. Kazakhstan
Moscow. Russia
Kuopio. Finland
Nairobi. Kenya
Istanbul. Turkey
Onitsha. Nigeria
Accra. Ghana
Kumasi. Ghana
Cape Town.  South Africa
Oudtshoorn. South Africa
Marrakesh. Morocco
Sétif. Algeria
Madrid. Spain
Rio. Brazil
Sta Rosa. Argentina
St Luis. Argentina
Georgetown. Guyana
Trinidad and Tobago
Washington, D.C.
Toronto. Canada
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Victoria, Vancouver island
Czech Republic
Ålesund. Norway
Oslo. Norway
Aalborg. Denmark
Hamburg. Germany
Hannover. Germany
Cologne. Germany
Paris, France
Nice. France
Bari. Italy
Marche. Italy
Florence. Italy
Genova. Italy
Cardiff. Wales
Cork. Ireland
Cobh. Ireland
Dublin. Ireland
Glasgow. Scotland
Aberdeen. Scotland
Edinburgh. Scotland 

Identity Cards created by students
Identity Cards created by students
The 'Putney Does Drag' Catwalk
The 'Putney Does Drag' Catwalk
The 'Putney Does Drag' contestants
The 'Putney Does Drag' contestants
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