In stark contrast to scenes elsewhere in the UK, one Cornwall School is set to play host to a Pride event this Friday.
Helston school in Cornwall will become the first school in the UK to host a pride event when the world famous Cornwall Pride tour makes a stop there on Friday morning.
The Pride will be a stark contrast to scenes elsewhere in the UK, where some parents have been protesting the inclusion of LGBT+ acceptance and tolerance lessons.
The Cornwall Pride tour will be stopping at 11 AM at Helston school and is described by Matthew Kenworthy-Gomes, the chairperson of Cornwall Pride as something “positive” in contrast to the protests and legal battles seen in Birmingham in recent months, “It really is a great positive news story” he added.
He continued, “With the support of First Kernow (our regional bus service). We are taking two double-decker busses, packed full of amazing people representing different; charities, organizations, sponsors and partners. Each to support, represent and bring Pride to 18 towns in Cornwall over the two days! With the largest PRIDE FLAG in the UK!!”
Where is the Cornwall Pride tour stopping off?
On Friday, 21st June the tour will be stopping at
Falmouth, Prince Charles Pier 9.50 AM
Helston School, 11 AM
Porthleven, The Green, 11.55 AM
Penzance, Promenade, 12.45 PM
St Ives Harbour Beach, 1.55 PM
Hayle, Spar Shop, 2.55 PM
Cambrone, Commerical Square, 3.30 PM
Redruth, Fore Street, 4.15 PM
Truro, Piazza, 5.05 PM
On Saturday 22nd June
Padstow Harbour, 10 AM
Wadebridge, John Betjeman Centre, 11.05 AM
Bodmin, Shire Hall, 11.05 AM
Launceston, Castle, 12.55 PM
Callington, Saltash Road Playing Field, 2.05 PM
Saltash, Pier Old Ferry Roady, 2.50 PM
Liskeard, Town Centre, 4 PM
Lostwithiel, King George Field, 5.05 OM
St Austell TBC