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Marching for Pride 2022

Canterbury College Students’ Union marched in the annual Pride Canterbury parade on Saturday 11 June 2022 to celebrate diversity, equality and progress.

Canterbury College was proud sponsors of Pride Canterbury again this year, an annual celebration of inclusivity, diversity and the LGBTQ+ community.

Adorned in glitter, colourful outfits and waving rainbow flags, students and staff from across the College took part in the parade, walking the streets of the City.

Joined by various local organisations and charities, the crowds cheered and joined in the celebration, as the march was in progress.

The parade ended in Dane John Gardens where the Students’ Union hosted a stall.

Lawn games constructed by Carpentry students, including hoopla, limbo and bean bag throwing, were proved popular by the public. Students and staff enjoyed a fun afternoon of music, DJs and food.

Canterbury College returned as a green partner of Pride Canterbury, sponsoring the event and manufacturing of reusable cups to support a more sustainable Pride

Chloe Smith, Students' Union President at Canterbury College said: "I had so much fun at Pride this year and the feedback from other students who attended has been brilliant.

It was great that other departments in the College got involved too; the lawn games made by Carpentry students were such a great addition to our stall, and so many people got involved playing them!”.

The event was a huge success, with thousands of attendees enjoying headliners including popular drag artists from the local area and worldwide.

Jason Friend, Parade, Volunteers & Social Media Director of CIC Pride Canterbury, said: “All of us here at Pride Canterbury really value the support you have provided to make this event happen – we hope you and your attendees had an amazing day”.

Canterbury College celebrates individuality and diversity and provides an inclusive and welcoming learning environment.

The Students’ Union encourages all students to be their true selves, regardless of social norms or stereotypes. They have an Equalities Officer in place to help represent LGBTQ+ voices.

 

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