Gender Respect Project 2013-2016

Aiming to help children and young people to understand, question and challenge gender inequality and violence.

Teacher Blog: EYFS

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The activity was baking buns. The mixture was ready and the children were ready to choose a coloured bun case. When it came to my turn I chose pink. Two of the girls giggled, then commented, ‘You can’t choose pink it’s a girls’ colour.’ Other children around the table agreed.

I asked, ‘Why?’

‘It just is. We have pink and boys have blue.’

I then said, ‘I like pink and it’s a colour I have chosen.’

Then one of the boys spoke up saying that he liked pink. I feel that my choice gave him the courage to share his preference. The conversation confirmed to the children that everyone can have a favourite colour and they should be free to make their own choice.

Stephen

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