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Equality and diversity
BGE Second Level
Show your students stereotyping in action and explore tolerance and empathy techniques. Reversing the narrative will provide equal opportunities for all.

Getting started

Learning intention ​​​​​​​

Students will be able to describe ways in which stereotyping can impact on career choice.

Success criteria

Students can:

  • identify gender stereotypes around them
  • understand that skills and qualities are more relevant than gender in the world of work

Before you start

  • Go to and register as a Primary teacher.
  • Register your class to use
  • A fun way to introduce the activity could be to ask each pupil to bring a toy into school and discuss gender stereotypes in toys.
  • Consider completing I’ll do that before this lesson.


These are suggested timescales only and will vary dependent on your group:

  • 60 mins + (will vary considerably based on amount of group discussion)

Suitable for

  • This lesson is suitable for Second level but may be more appropriate for those in P5.