Celebrating Pride At Barton Peveril

Drag Artist, Count Addiction with students

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College announces the success of its annual Pride Festival, held on Thursday 29th February. The event, aimed at fostering inclusivity and celebration within the student body, provided a vibrant platform for students to explore and honour Pride in all its forms.

The Pride Festival showcased the college’s commitment to diversity and acceptance, offering students a range of engaging activities and performances. Throughout the day, attendees could immerse themselves in student-led stalls, each designed to promote and engage students. These stalls encouraged dialogue and provided resources and support for students seeking further information.

Undoubtedly, one of the festival’s highlights was a special performance by the renowned Drag Artist Count Addiction. Count Addiction’s captivating presence and electrifying performance left a lasting impression on the audience.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator Kenzie Bragg celebrates:

Pride 2024 was FIERCE, with our drag performance back as loud, brave, amazing, and exciting as ever! Students and staff enjoyed the antics of the event, from guessing the correct Pride flag to eating delicious homemade cupcakes and taking photographs in the photo booth!

The Pride Festival at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is a testament to the institution’s ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.

Dee Wilby, teacher of Photography and support of the Pride group, also says:

We were overwhelmed by the support of this year’s Pride event! Our Drag Artist, Count Addiction is a Barton Peveril alumni, and it was absolutely fabulous to have them back in style! The Pride Committee and GIST group raised over ¬£225 for their chosen charities¬† (Stonewall and Mermaids), and People’s Pride Southampton had their own tremendously popular stall. I feel very proud to work somewhere that is so open to inclusivity and that promotes an environment where people feel safe to be themselves. Bring on next year!

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