This week: International Women’s Day.
Celebrating International Women’s Day at CSG
Celebrating International Women’s Day at CSG takes many forms and staff and students alike are enthusiastic to contribute, listen and learn.
A small round up below:
In Year 7 students learnt about different types of female inequality, discussed and tried to come up with solutions to these problems and then decided on one pledge from the IWD website as to how we are going to change and push for progress in 2018.
In Year 8 English students read poetry by Rupi Kaur and had whole class discussions, learned about Frido Kahlo and explored the meaning behind one of her paintings – the girls got copies of Still I Rise to take home.
In Year 8 Classics the Sappho poem was read and discussed. Click here to see the poem.
In English classes were held reading and analysing inspiring speeches by women – Emma Gonzalez on gun laws in the USA; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ‘We should all be Feminists’; Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech, as well as many of the moving speeches from the ‘Me Too’ and ‘Times Up’ campaigns.
A careers trip to Camden Collective went really well, with representatives from many different companies, with many comments on how impressed with our students’ drive they were and how engaging their questions were.
The Art department provided a visual display of women artists from 17th-21st century, demonstrating clearly how tough it is for women artists to succeed.
Competitions were also set in DT and History and displays in the foyer and library included information about prominent women who attended CSG – including our own suffragette Gladice Keevil!
Books About Women in the School Library
1918 Representation of the People Act competition
The Mothers of Invention