International Women's Month
Throughout March - International Women’s Month - we explored the theme of
#breakthebias and championed girls and women in leadership.
On International Women’s Day, students were greeted with badges at the gate and students from the girls’ school received a package of treats at the end of the day to take home and share with the women in their lives.
Staff got involved, with Ms Skinner’s Art club drawing portraits of some of the women they find most inspirational. There are some of the pictures above for you to enjoy.
On Friday, 18th March, Year 8 and 9 girls sat before a panel of speakers from the
Metropolitan Police in an hour long assembly. Girls prepared a set number of questions ahead of the talk and were able to listen first hand to women’s experiences of being in positions of leadership within the Police Force. Most importantly, girls got to ask questions about issues which were important to them including, stop and search, the legal definition of self-defence, what to do if you are coerced in to sending explicit images and what the police were doing to educate boys on violence against women and girls.
The annual #girlswithgoals International Women’s Day conference took place on Friday 25th March in the school Theatre. Alongside this, Mr McGarvey and Ms Smith organised some #breakthebias challenges for girls’ and their parents to participate in ahead of the before the conference started. The conference explored how girls can overcome challenges despite current setbacks or failings. It also explored the hopes and dreams of our girls, through the form of spoken word and song.
Panellists for this year’s conference included:
MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto, Partner, Allen and Overy Law Firm
Elisha Sempa, KPMG Manager Major Projects Advisory
Juliet Gillam, US Equity Sales at JP Morgan
Thank you to Alfie-Ray Bannister (Year 13) for the photos below