About the Respect Tour
The Respect Tour, working with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, aims to promote diversity and inclusion amongst pupils in schools.
The band, all aged between 19-21 will visit your school, and in addition to playing music with your pupils, will also encourage discussion and open dialogue, regarding the pupils' experiences of diversity and inclusion. The band will also discuss the issues they faced at school, and how playing music in a band has helped them to build confidence overcome anxiety, make friends and work as a part of a team.
How it works
The band will hold workshops with a small subset (around 6 -8 for each instrument) of children who have expressed an interest in playing guitar, bass, drums etc
Following the group sessions the band will then play a set of songs lasting around 30 minutes in the assembly hall for a larger group of children (80 - 200).
Following the set there will be an opportunity for the children to meet the band and receive a complimentary CD. Included in this will be music, information on respect, diversity, the band themselves, and the instruments and equipment they use.
A School’s Obligation
By law, all state (not private) schools must have a behaviour policy in place that includes measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.
This policy is decided by the school. All teachers, pupils and parents must be told what it is. Schools must also follow anti-discrimination law. This means staff must act to prevent discrimination, harassment and victimisation within the school. This applies to all schools in England and Wales, and most schools in Scotland.
Proactively addressing the school’s obligations to the government to prevent discrimination, harassment and victimisation within the school.
Creating a safe space to encourage pupils to discuss their concerns and opinions, regarding diversity and inclusion, and as a result the school will become a more inclusive environment.
Introducing pupils to live music will encourage collaboration, new friendships and a creative outlet.
In association with
Following the horrific murder of Sophie Lancaster, her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy to their beautiful, bright creative daughter and so The Sophie Lancaster Foundation was established. It became a registered charity in 2009.
The Band/The Long Game
The Long Game were formed in 2012 when they met at school in Sittingbourne. Since then they have played festivals and gigs the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, as well as the final Vans Warped Tour in California, in June 2018.
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