Lesson 5: Valuing diversity

Children learn about diversity and the value different people bring to a community

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand diversity and the value different people bring to a community

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L8. about diversity: what it means; the benefits of living in a diverse community; about valuing diversity within communities

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should focus on people who they already know a bit about or where appropriate materials are available for research and could use the Activity: Research questions sheet. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to research more than one individual and to also look at those with multiple protected characteristics.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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