Jersey Design: Celebrating Diversity and Belonging

Jersey Design: Celebrating Diversity and Belonging

  • Cool+
  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Equality
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students explore the symbolism of jerseys and uniforms, considering how they influence belonging and celebrate diversity in different settings. Students use their learning to create their own jerseys to represent their class's collective identity - celebrating their similarities and differences.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand how collective identity and belonging can be achieved through jerseys and uniform
  • identify how diversity and inclusion are celebrated through uniforms and consider their own class diversity, designing a jersey to represent their shared identity.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • describe how collective identity and belonging are achieved through uniform
  • recall how diversity is celebrated to promote inclusion through uniform and community
  • design a jersey to represent the shared identity and diversity of their own class.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Visual Explainer
Jersey Template

Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • creativity
  • leadership
  • global citizenship

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:

Health and Physical Education

Year 3 & 4

  • describe how valuing diversity influences wellbeing and identify actions that promote inclusion in their communities (AC9HP4P05).

Year 5 & 6

  • describe and implement strategies to value diversity in their communities (AC9HP6P05).

Relevant parts of Year 3 & 4 achievement standards: Students can apply skills and strategies to interact respectfully with others. They describe the influences that inclusion have on choices and actions. 

Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 achievement standards: Students can propose strategies to demonstrate respect, empathy and inclusion.

NSW Syllabus outcomes: PD2-3, PD3-3

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability 

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - facilitation of discussion and jersey design

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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