International Women's Day 2023
International Women’s Day
Over the course of this half term we have been teaching students about International Women’s Day (IWD)and organising events to celebrate the globally recognised day on Wednesday 8th March.
We have celebrated the IWD 2023 campaign theme #EmbraceEquity and ensured that our students understand the difference between equity and equality. As a school we #EmbraceEquity. We recognise that each of our students have a different set of circumstances and starting points and we allocate our resources to support individuals to drive success for all. We embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion and it is important that our students understand this too.
During the week commencing Mon 6th March year group assemblies were led by Mrs Driver, Assistant Headteacher. These assemblies focused on International Women’s Day #EmbraceEquity and introduced students to some inspirational women who have made significant change in the UK over recent years, such as Professor Sarah Gilbert, the woman behind the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine and founder of the #FreePeriods campaign, Amika George, who’s goal was to get the government to provide free sanitary products to school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The assembly also encouraged students to champion women in their every day lives and consider future opportunities to stand-up for women’s rights.
On Monday 6th March Miss Cook ran a House Competition after school in B9 where students designed campaigns for gender equality.
In tutor time on Wednesday 8th March students were given the opportunity to write a thank-you/kindness postcards to significant women in their lives. Sixth form students also completed pledge cards to share their commitment to embracing equity. Also on Wednesday 8th March, CHSG staff made pledge’s to show their support for International Women’s day, focusing on the theme of #EmbraceEquity. Additionally, during lesson time, subject teachers introduced students to important women in their fields of study.
On Tuesday 21st March (Personal Development Day 3) students in years 7-11 will receive a lesson focusing on the UN International Women’s Day campaign: “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”. This lesson will explore the persistent gender gap in digital technology and women’s underrepresentation in STEM education and careers. Encouraging students to explore ways that we can
- Close all gaps in digital access and skills
- Support women and girls in STEM
- Create tech that meets the needs of women and girls
- Address technology-facilitated gender-based violence
Students have thorough enjoyed celebrating International Women’s Day this year. It is important event in our school calendar.