About Cultural Champions

Who they are and what they do.
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A Cultural Champion is a Devon resident from another culture or religion who comes into the classroom, workplace or community to give pupils an authentic personal view of their culture.

We live in an area of less ethnic diversity than some other parts of the UK.  Since 2001, when only 1.25% of the population of the former County of Devon were non-white, in 2021 4.2% of the population in Devon were non-white, in Plymouth 4.1% and in Torbay 3.1%. Our ethnic diversity has clearly grown and hence our need for representation.

So Devon people are losing out on our entitlement to diversity. We’re missing an insight into other cultures, religions and histories that children and adults in London, Birmingham, even Bristol, take for granted. Voices from other cultures are simply not heard – in our schools, our workplaces and our communities. Until now that is…….