Bishop Bev will be talking to the year 7 assembly before working with a year ten class on the specific issues and challenges around facial equality.
Face Equality week is a campaign from Changing Faces to .to promote a better understanding of the challenges faced by those with facial disfigurements and visible differences such as scars, marks or skin conditions that affect their face or body. You can find out more at www.changingfaces.org.uk
Bishop Bev said about her visit:
“I am looking forward to spending time with pupils at the Deanery School. It is so important for us all to be aware of the way we react and talk to people with visual difference and to challenge preconceptions and biases. The stigma this causes can lead to much isolation, loneliness and mental health issues. As a society we can do better than this. Facial equality is close to my heart. I understand the hurt and pain that can be caused by careless and hurtful comments. I hope that through teaching a new generation of young people we can redefine what it is to be beautiful and create a just, fair society which recognises we are all God’s creation”.