Hannah Winterbourne: being transgender in the army

Secondary

This BBC One Show segment can be used in a lesson about gender identity and transgender issues.

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This 9-minute video from the BBC’s The One Show is about Hannah Winterbourne, an openly transgender Army Officer. In the segment she is interviewed about her experiences of transition within the British Armed Forces.

This video could be used as part of a lesson on gender identity and transgender issues, to explore what transitioning looks like in different industries and situations.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 16 to 19
  • use with whole classes or large groups

It can be used in conjunction with other resources around gender identity – there are others in our resource library.

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· how stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Diversity & Inclusion

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate factors that influence individual and group identity

· Investigate ways in which individuals and groups express their identity

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Social wellbeing

· As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others.

· I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

Progression step 3: I have an understanding of the rules, norms and behaviours of different groups and situations, and I recognise that these have an influence on me.

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