9th March 2017 – Yesterday, representatives from Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 attended an inspiring day of talks, discussion and activities all focused around exploring what it means to be a young woman in society today.  This was all part of International Women’s Day.  We all visited the Southbank Centre in London along with students from other schools across London and the Southeast.

The morning started with an introduction from Jude Kelly, Artistic Director at the Southbank, who interviewed three young women who have individually stood up for their beliefs and brought about a positive change for girls and women. Their message was clear – anyone with a strong sense of injustice can make a difference.

The rest of the day was very interactive, with discussions and activities around gender stereotypes and how these can define and limit girls, how these could be challenged and how girls can individually achieve so much when they take risks and ‘be bold for change’. We were very proud of our students as they were an outstanding group.

Next week, these students will share what they learnt in assemblies to their year groups.