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Marching for Pride 2019

Canterbury College Students’ Union marched in the annual Pride Canterbury parade on Saturday 15th June 2019 to celebrate diversity and a welcoming LGBTQ+ community.

Students from the College were involved in organising their section of the parade that snaked through the streets of Canterbury and watched on by thousands of residents and visitors to the city.

Wearing glitter, rainbow flags and holding the diversity banner, members of the SU were joined by lots of different organisations and societies from across Canterbury to march for the same cause.

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Ash Noble, Equalities Officer at Canterbury College SU said: “The parade was a really great part of the day. Next year we have plans to make it bigger and better, hopefully involving even more students and staff to celebrate Pride.”

After students had marched from the Marlowe Theatre, the parade ended in the Dane John Gardens where they organised a stall with glitter, treats and pronoun badges to give out to visitors.

The event was captured by media outlets from around the county and the students successfully promoted the respectful and diverse community that Canterbury College upholds.

Josh Turner, Student Experience Team Leader oversaw the day and commented: “I was thrilled with how the students represented the College at the colourful, inclusive event that is Pride Canterbury. There was great involvement from everybody.”

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