Download your FREE activity pack, designed to help school staff talk about FREE and celebrate difference in primary schools.
FREE is a ground-breaking film for primary school pupils, from Rikki Beadle-Blair, that conveys a powerful message about difference, diversity and respect. The film follows the stories of four children as they explore family, friendship and what it means to be yourself. FREE challenges homophobic bullying and language and shows the importance of celebrating difference.
Designed in conjunction with a panel of leading primary school teachers, this age-appropriate film builds on Stonewall's acclaimed Different Families campaign, and has been specifically designed to complement schools' Key Stage 2 Personal Health and Social Education (PSHE) curriculums.
To buy your copy of FREE click here. Stonewall School Champions can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a complimentary copy. More information on the School Champions programme can be found below.
FREE can either be viewed as a 60 minute film or you can watch the four 15 minute stories separately.
Danni is the chief of her tribe and
Jake and Harry are best friends
Linus is really proud that his
older brother Jordan is about
to become a pro footballer.
But Linus doesn't like the fact
Jordan has a boyfriend, Toby.
He thinks pro footballers can't
be gay and that he'll get bullied
for having a gay brother, so
plots to break them up.
Research conducted for Stonewall by YouGov and the University of Cambridge found that homophobic bullying is one of the most common forms of bullying in primary schools. It also found that whilst the 20,000 children of same-sex parents love their families, they're often worried about telling their classmates about them for fear of homophobic bullying.
Join Stonewall's School Champions programme! Stonewall works with hundreds of primary schools as part of its School Champions programme. The programme supports primary schools to celebrate different families and tackle homophobic language and bullying.
Your school can become a School Champion by a member of staff attending one of our Train the Trainer courses. These courses give attendees practical tools and techniques to train their colleagues on tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference as well as an opportunity to share best practice. They also show schools how to meet requirements under the Ofsted inspection framework.
100 per cent of delegates last year said they felt more confident tackling homophobic bullying and would recommend the course to others.