Living and Learning: Protected Characteristics

Thursday 06 October 2022

In this week’s L&L session, we learnt about discrimination and protected characteristics.

Discrimination is… ‘the unfair treatment of people because of who they are or because they have a certain characteristic’.

We looked at a fictional planet, Figura, where we were given scenarios and had to decide if people were being treated unfairly because of who they were.

We then learnt that in Great Britain, we have laws that protect us from being discriminated under the Equality Act 2010.

This act protects people from being discriminated based on the following protected characteristics: race, age, religion or beliefs, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, being pregnant or on maternity leave and being married or being in a civil partnership.

After this, we looked at some scenarios and decided whether they were legal or illegal based on our learning about discrimination and protected characteristics.

Y6, like they have been in all of our L&L sessions this year, were very responsible and were able to have honest, open discussions throughout.

Keep up the good work!