Girls celebrate International Women's Day in style
International Women's Day was celebrated in style at St Matthew Academy this week. In the morning girls from years 5 and 6 joined thousands of women across the world on the bridge - marching to Millennium Bridge with women from all over the country.
'We marched from Borough Market to Millennium Bridge with a vast amount of women ahead and behind us. We had to sing, dance and shout. On the bridge we had to make a wish for a woman we know and let go of our balloons,' reports Kyra-Jade Lamptey from year 6.
In the evening a special inspiration event was held for girls in years 7 to 10, who listened to the motivational life stories of eight incredible women - business people and journalists who had had to overcome a range of hurdles in their lives and gave the girls advice based on their own experience:
‘True beauty comes from within. Anything you want you can achieve – you don’t have to have beautiful features, you just have to believe you are worthy,’ the girls were advised by Eryca Fremantle, who was disfigured and lost her hair as a young woman in a near-fatal car accident but has become a leading international make-up artist.
Read about the evening from one of the many women who came to share it us.