Update from Jade Sutton

Hi everyone, I’ve been so busy since the NDA Ceremony and I’m really excited to share some of the things I’ve been doing with you all! Below are photos of me leading my assembly, ‘Believe In Yourself & Follow Your Dreams’ for 300 primary school children today. This was my 48th assembly! I have now reached over 17’000 children with … Read More

Why the World NEEDS Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity relates to the way a person thinks and experiences the world. Lots of neurodiverse people have co-occurring conditions (Anxiety, IBS, migraines, sensory overload, insomnia, etc.). These things can be disruptive to one’s life and may require medical attention. Nobody is trying to deny these medical conditions are, at best, an inconvenience. Everyone has a genetic predisposition to some sicknesses, … Read More

‘The best children’s books which celebrate diversity’

We all remember fondly the books we used to read as children, with characters from Snow White to Jack and the Beanstalk broadening our imaginations. But if you think back hard enough, you may also realise that the one thing all your childhood favourites had in common was that they were all white. This year, an Arts Council report revealed … Read More

Celebration of diversity among health workers

Organised by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) the event in Brighton is the first of its kind in the South East. It takes place on Wednesday at the BMECP (Black and Minority Ethnic Community Partnership) Centre in the city’s Fleet Street. Millie Simms, a senior RCN officer, said: “For the last few years we have had a Black History … Read More

Calls for greater diversity among school governors

“When I was at school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up,” says Theresa Esan. “I didn’t have many role models that inspired me. “There were big international figures like Nelson Mandela and Oprah, but none that I could relate to locally.” It was because of a lack of local black role models when she … Read More

How inclusive is racing? British Horseracing Authority pledge to make sport more diverse

British horse racing have vowed to make the sport “more inclusive” after July’s launch of their diversity action plan. But will riders from inner-city communities and ethnic minorities continue to face barriers in the sport? On Monday, BBC Inside Out West will feature a documentary with 15-year-old Muslim Anas Rhyman from Gloucester, following his dream to become a jockey. “This … Read More

My advice about employment

My name is Nana Marfo and I’m 35 years old. You might have guessed, a 1980’s baby who was born with a disability and a breathing condition didn’t have a hope of living, especially if there were born 6 months premature. My internal organs were not fully developed and caused me to live in an incubator for 2 years so … Read More

Everyone Week: celebrating diversity and inclusion

This week we’re celebrating people and diversity at Network Rail. From 1 to 5 October we’re raising awareness of the relevance of diversity and inclusion, and recognising the hard work of our employees to help achieve this goal. Becoming an increasingly open, diverse and inclusive organisation makes us safer and improves performance through fresh ideas and the confidence to challenge the … Read More

Stormzy reveals first book under #Merky Books will tackle diversity

Stormy has unveiled the first project to come out of #Merky Books, his publishing imprint with Penguin Random House. The Big For Your Boots hit maker revealed he would be highlighting the importance of diversity in higher education with Taking Up Space, a book written by Cambridge University graduates Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi. Sharing the news on social media, … Read More