June marks the beginning of Pride Month, a time when we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and raise awareness of the issues they face. At LECB, we are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our staff and learners, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We believe that every person has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, and we are proud to support the LGBTQ+ community. As a college, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported. We are also proud to offer a safe and confidential space for staff and learners who identify as LGBTQ+. Our learner support team is trained to provide guidance and support for learners who are struggling with issues related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
At LECB we believe that education is a powerful tool for promoting equality and social justice therefore we are committed to creating a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all learners, regardless of their background or identity. We hope that our actions will inspire others to join us in creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community that takes place in the UK and around the world during the month of June. This year’s Pride Month marks the 51-year anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK.
Key facts about Pride Month in the UK:
Why is it called ''Pride''?
Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the perspective that drives most LGBTQ+ rights groups and movements around the world.
How is it celebrated?
Pride Month events attract millions of participants from around the world each year. Today, the celebrations include parades, marches, parties, concerts/shows, workshops, among other activities that take place in different nations.
How did the rainbow flag become a symbol of LGBTQ+ Pride?
The rainbow flag is a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community and is recognised around the world. It has a rich history and has become an important symbol of LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance around the world.
Here are some facts about the history and meaning of the rainbow flag:
To mark the Coronation of King Charles III, LECB came together to plant a tree on the college grounds, symbolising new beginnings and growth. In addition, learners have been getting creative, decorating communal college areas with coronation-themed buntings and posters. We have been super excited to join in with the Coronation festivities and celebrate this historic event.
A special thank you to the 7th Welling Scouts for donating this beautiful tree and to our tutor Jean and her gardening class for helping us plant it.
LECB Spring Open Day
Whether you already know what you want to study or are just searching for some inspiration, our Open Day is the perfect way to find out more about the College, meet our staff and view our range of courses and facilities. You could even try one of our taster sessions!
We provide a range of nationally accredited courses that could help you gain employment, learn new skills and improve your CV.
Accredited courses at the LECB include English, Maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), which are often free or subsidised, depending on individual circumstances.
Before you can book onto an accredited course, you need to complete a free Initial Assessment (IA). This will help you pick the right course for your skill level. There will be a chance to take your IA at the Enrolment Day on 4 March so that you sign up immediately to the course that suits you.
Alongside our accredited courses, we also have our special interest courses starting in April, which include Ballroom Dancing, Creative Glass Making, Line Dancing, Pilates, Pottery, Zumba and many more!
Experience what it’s like to study at LECB and find out more about the support and services we offer by booking into one of our taster sessions today!
Click the link to book your space today - http://ow.ly/sUxG50MU3u5
SEND Coffee Mornings
If you would like to learn more about our curriculum for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Education Health Care Plans, come along to one of our coffee mornings.
📅 The next coffee mornings are:
23 February 2023 from 10-11am
16 March 2023 from 10-11am
20 April 2023 from 10-11am
18 May 2023 from 10-11am
Book a space now by emailing 📧 SENDenquiries@lecb.ac.uk
Popsey’s is not open this week but will resume back on site from Monday 9 January, with new meal deals for £5!
Please check with Laura and Kelly for special offers and menu items next week. Learners and staff are requested to pre-order before 10:30am each day to avoid disappointment.