JJHS Inclusive Pride Crosswalk

JJHS Inclusive Pride Crosswalk

Jack James High School (JJHS) installed the first rainbow crosswalk in a Calgary Board of Education School (CBE) in Calgary. The crosswalk represents the LGBTQIA+ community and included the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) colours to be all inclusive. Students were engaged in the planning within the school and the education around the meaning and importance of inclusion. Students were involved in picking the location, recognizing the significance of the direction of the flag and coming up with strategies on how we use that direction to educate the school and surrounding community.

 

For the cost of $4,808.50 and with the help of 20 volunteers, this small project in the school parking lot created a significant amount of positive media attention and feedback. The CBE responded to the project idea saying that they hope other students can be leaders in similar projects happening at other school sites.

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