Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Students and staff alike embrace equality across the school, so it was wonderful to highlight gender equality on Thursday 8 March alongside the rest of the world on International Women’s Day (IWD).

This year, the world ‘pressed for progress’ as the campaign embraced the hashtag #PressforProgress. As a school we focused on a variety of issues related to gender equality, and Mrs Rebecca Landshoff encouraged staff and students into discussions in form groups by sharing videos and resource packs. The resource packs encourage discussion around Emmeline Pankhurst, the appointment of the first female Doctor Who, and the republishing of the classic novel, Pollyanna.

This initial spark in conversation led to other staff members joining in on the conversation with Mrs Aodain Fleming distributing this quiz – it is interesting to see some of the more surprising answers revealed from it!

Tomorrow on Friday 9 March we are hosting an International Women’s Day focused assembly where students will watch a re-enactment of Emmeline Pankhurst’s ‘Freedom or Death’ speech, portrayed by Cambridge Guildhall actors. The re-enactment will be an excellent conclusion to a week of debate and discussion that will no doubt continue to ripple throughout the school in conversations in the coming weeks and months.