by Josh Vosper
In the lead up to Diversity Day, taking place this afternoon against Boston United, our manager was already one step ahead.
Jamie Vermiglio, who is also headteacher at Locking Stumps Community Primary School, had been celebrating diversity through a variety of activities with the pupils. Throughout the week, children were invited to wear different types of socks.
As you can imagine, wearing different types of clothing had an amazing impact on the children as some of them shared with their classes that they felt nervous, anxious and a little bit scared about coming into school because they did not know what other people might think about their socks and they were unsure if other people would also be wearing different socks – it might be just them
We also invited children and staff to come to school with crazy hair. Of course, the children were totally involved – one child entwined lights in her hair whilst another used balloons. This then opened up some wonderful discussions about what other people may be thinking if they were somehow feeling ‘different’ to the majority of people in school or in our community. We talked about hair colour, disabilities, gender, backgrounds amongst other things. At Locking Stumps and Chorley FC we celebrate differences and everyone is accepted into our community – Jamie Vermiglio
Chorley FC would like to welcome everyone from Locking Stumps Community Primary School and hope they enjoy the game.
*Don’t forget, our Vanarama National League North fixture kicks off at 3pm and we need your support. Admission is pay-on-the-gate; £12 adults, £9 over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services, £7 students, £5 12-16s & FREE under-12s!