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Mel's Classroom Workshops


Mel is Space's Education Volunteer! She a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience, devoted to bringing LGBT+ inclusivity
into the classroom. She offers workshops for education professionals on how to start that conversation with students. 

With KS1children, Mel uses picture books to talk about the fact that families can be different but still share the same love.

She gets KS2/3 children talking about gender and how we shouldn’t

feel pressured to behave in a particular way because of it.
She also uses picture books to introduce what it’s like to be
transgender and talks about homophobic, biphobic, and
transphobic bullying and how to stop it.

Mel also offers staff training; 1:1 support for schools
with a transitioning child; and year group assemblies
on the theme of inclusivity for all ages.


If you are interested in Mel coming to your school, please email

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