Wick High School (WHS) is celebrating its first-ever Purple Friday (February 25) tomorrow, during which pupils and staff are asked to wear something purple in support of young LGBT people in Scotland.

This is a day created by LGBT Youth Scotland to raise awareness of the great work they do to make Scotland the best place for young LGBTQIA+ people to grow up.

ProudNess LGBT March in Inverness drag make-up expert Scott Sweeney. Photo: Callum Mackay

Today (Thursday, February 24), S6 will be hosting a Pride and Purple themed bake sale.

On Fridays, students and staff are encouraged to wear something purple. It can be something subtle like purple socks or you can go all out and show up in your purple three-piece suit. No donation is required to wear something purple; the goal is simply to show that “Wick High School is a place that celebrates diversity”.

A WHS spokesperson said: “We are working to make the school as inclusive as possible and Purple Friday is a step in that direction. We can’t wait to see everyone purple on Friday.”

For more information on Purple Friday and LGBT Youth Scotland, see the links below:

Purple Friday: www.purplefriday.org/

Young LGBT Scotland: www.lgbtyyouth.org.uk/

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