13th Mar 2020 – International Women’s Day was celebrated at Loreto with a range of activities across the past two weeks with a specific focus on the Human Rights of women.

The Reps spent many lunch times helping to put together an outstanding assembly which was delivered to the whole school (see photo below). We were delighted that Sister Kathryn Keigher (IBVM), who recently spent a stint at the UN in New York, came to see our assembly (all the way from Manchester). She was keen for other Loreto schools across the world to hear about what WoW Loreto are doing and we are honoured to be the first UK Loreto school to be featured in the UN IBVM Newsletter Update. You can read the whole newsletter here: http://ibvmunngo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/UN-Update-February-2020.pdf

Other activities included:

– showing film clips of inspirational girls and women in Form time

– creating posters of inspirational girls and women that were displayed around the school, some of whom were from the past who have paved the way for women of today

– creating an electronic display in the main lobby showing a gender equality timeline and profiles of amazing women

As part of our International Women’s Day activities this year, the WoW group also collected for two Women’s Refuges. Thank you to all Loreto WoW reps, pupils, parents and staff for donating so generously. One refuge needed essentials such as tea, coffee and biscuits. They were amazed at the quantity, saying ‘it is really quite overwhelming’. The other refuge is making up ‘Life Boxes’, using the treats that our Loreto community has donated.

Well done to the WoW Reps and the WoW student leaders, Georgia Hall and Lauren Stott, led by Ms Daniells Conroy and Ms McLauchlan for two fantastic weeks of thought-provoking activities.

An equal world is an enabled world: #EachforEqual