International Women's Day 2019
The whole school celebrated International Women’s Day at WSFG on Friday 8th March!
All students participated in a variety of activities: dressing up as an inspirational woman, designing a page of a celebratory calendar, playing “What’s my line?” with women from different lines of work, and competing in a quiz! Please see our Greensheet, and below, for pictures!
Celebrating International Women’s Day at our school is crucial for many reasons.
We want our students to feel confident and empowered in our school to tackle issues such as gender equality, pay discrepancy, objectification of women in society, etc. and to challenge stereotypes and bias.
We want them to have a voice, to express their views and to celebrate women’s achievements.
Students are very fond of this day and past students when they visit always comment on how our school allowed them to become outspoken and strong.
The International Women's Day 2019 campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter - the winner of our Design a Logo competition, Jemima 9W, says "My logo shows the stereotypes of how men and women are perceived in society. The fact that men are more likely to get the job or are doing the exact same work but earning more money is completely unacceptable and needs to be changed.
Slowly we are working towards an equal society but we definitely haven’t reached our goal yet. The images in the logo should easily be able to be switched and that shouldn’t be different or wrong. Hopefully, in the near future, it will be normal for women to be excellent at sport and DIY or men to wear makeup."