LGBT+ History Month 2024: Free assembly resources for schools

by Just Like Us
January 2024

Example slides from the LGBT+ History Month 2024 assemblies

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released new assembly resources for primary and secondary schools for LGBT+ History Month 2024 (1-29 February).

For primary schools celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2024, an assembly resource for KS1 and KS2 discusses the importance of learning about LGBT+ history, celebrating our differences, and remembering LGBT+ figures in history who have shown courage, resilience and care for others.

The secondary school assembly resource highlights some historical injustices faced by LGBT+ people, and celebrates LGBT+ figures who have pushed for progress.

The "What can we do?" slide from the primary school assembly resource for LGBT+ History Month 2024

Other LGBT+ History Month resources from Just Like Us include historical profiles of LGBT+ trailblazers which can be used in a range of subject areas.

How to download the free resources for LGBT+ History Month 2024:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.
The "What is LGBT+ History Month" slide from the secondary school assembly resource for LGBT+ History Month 2024

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 100 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

More than 6,000 UK schools are signed up to take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources across all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found that when LGBT+ young people grow up in supportive, inclusive environments at home and at school, this results in hugely positive outcomes into young adulthood.

Research has also shown that positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools improves the wellbeing of all pupils, whether or not they are LGBT+.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.