Education & Training


Space Youth Project is able to offer school-based workshops, assemblies and training for professionals delivered by our experienced and qualified team and young people.

We offer professional information and advice whether you are a school, a college, youth worker, social worker, teacher, health worker or anyone wanting to support LGBT+ young people... we can help!

If you are interested in training for professionals, please get in contact here with details of training requirements. Please be aware there may be cost implications to requested training.

Mel's Classroom Workshops


Mel is Space's Education Volunteer, a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, devoted to bringing LGBT+ inclusivity to the classroom. She is offering free workshops for schools and teachers on how to start that conversation with students. 

With younger children, KS1, she uses picture books to talk about the fact that families can be different but still share the same love. With KS2/3 children she gets them talking about gender and how we shouldn’t feel pressurised to behave in a particular way because of our gender.  She also uses picture books to introduce what it’s like to be transgender and she talks about homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying and how to stop it.

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


If you are interested in Mel coming to your school, you can get in contact with her at or here!

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Additional Information


For more information you can access our resources which includes numerous helpful links and documents for schools and professionals. These include curriculum posters, lesson plans, and inclusivity tips!

There are some opportunities available for professionals and schools to get involved in such as the Stonewall Diversity Champion and The Rainbow Flag Award, as well as free e-learning, which you can find out more about below!

Stonewall Diversity Champion

The Diversity Champions programme is the leading employers' programme for ensuring all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.

The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and colleges, focusing on LGBT+ inclusion and visibility. 


GIRES has developed free

e-learning courses to help improve the care and support for trans individuals. These courses are relevant to schools, colleges, professionals and employers.

Open Learn

This free course gives you an understanding of LGBT+ history in the UK and explores how legal and social/cultural attitudes have changed significantly over time.

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