Help for schools to tackle homophobic bullying

8 March 2010

FIT is an adaptation of Stonewall's play for schools written by Rikki Beadle-Blair and Team Angelica, which was seen on tour by 20,000 pupils in Britain in 2008 and 2009.

The response to FIT, from pupils and teachers alike, encouraged Stonewall to produce a feature film would help every secondary school in Britain to challenge homophobic bullying. Pupil reactions to the play demonstrate that it has encouraged them to revisit their prejudices.

When on tour the play's producers asked young people before seeing the play how many thought homosexuality was wrong. In every single school the vast majority, about 80 per cent, would put their hands up. But they would come up after the performance and say quite openly: 'I walked into this room homophobic and will leave it a changed person'.

Click on the link below to visit the FIT section on Stonewall's website. A trailer for the film can also be seen below

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_school/fit/default.asp?dm_i=643790444