Harry Woodgate’s Grandad’s Camper features in new School Diversity Week resources

by Just Like Us
May 2022

Grandad's Camper, by Harry Woodgate, is the focus of Just Like Us’ new free educational resources for School Diversity Week

Award-winning non-binary author of Grandad’s Camper Harry Woodgate is partnering with Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, to bring stories about diverse families to primary schools this School Diversity Week.

Grandad’s Camper, their debut author-illustrator title, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize Best Illustrated Book 2022.

Just Like Us has collaborated with Harry Woodgate to produce a video reading of Grandad’s Camper by the author as well as a ‘Reading guide’ that includes discussion prompts and ideas on how to use the book as a writing prompt.

A preview of the free resources available on Harry Woodgate’s Grandad’s Camper

School Diversity Week is the UK-wide celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools run by charity Just Like Us and takes place 20-24 June this year.

Grandad’s Camper

Grandad’s Camper follows the story of a girl and her grandad who takes them on a special campervan trip, sharing heartwarming stories of his adventures with the late Gramps, Grandad’s partner who passed away.

The resources are free to access for primary school staff ahead of School Diversity Week to help primary schools to celebrate diverse families.

Publisher Andersen Press is also running a giveaway of book copies to primary schools who sign up to take part in School Diversity Week through Just Like Us.

Harry Woodgate (they/them) is the author and illustrator of Grandad’s Camper.

Access free School Diversity Week resources

Primary and secondary school staff can sign up now for School Diversity Week – it’s completely free.

Just Like Us provides free resources for EYFS to Key Stage 4 to celebrate LGBT+ inclusion and diverse families in all key subject areas of the curriculum, including posters, lesson plans, assemblies, form time activities and video resources.

Just Like Us partners with Harry Woodgate and Andersen Press

Dominic Arnall, Chief Executive of Just Like Us, says: “We’re delighted to be working with Harry Woodgate, an award-winning children’s author, to open up much-needed conversations around diverse families in primary schools this School Diversity Week.

“A huge thank you to Harry and everyone at Andersen Press for helping us to bring inclusive storytelling to schools – we’re really proud to be able to provide this video resource and reading guide for teachers to share with their primary pupils.”

Author Harry Woodgate says: “It’s really lovely to be working with Just Like Us to bring Grandad’s Camper to children, schools and families across the UK in celebration of School Diversity Week.

“I’m super excited to introduce the book to a wider audience and hope that it helps increase knowledge and acceptance of LGBTQ+ relationships and identities, whilst showing families can come in all shapes and sizes.”