International Women's Day

We had lots of activities organised to celebrate International Women's Day 2021 including a quiz, an online challenge to research female inventors and we asked out pupils to nominate an inspirational woman on our year group blackboards. Check out some of their messages! 

Here is a snapshot of our International Women's Day Quiz - can you identify the inspirational women from these clues?

  1. The prime minister of New Zealand and the became the world's youngest head of government at 37 years. Promoting gender equality is top of her political agenda.
  2. She became the first openly LGBT person to win Olympic boxing Gold Medals in 2012, and went on to win a further 2 gold medals in Rio 2016.
  3. Invigorated the struggle for racial equality when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. Her arrest launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott by 17,000 black citizens.
  4. An American poet, memoirist and civil rights activists. Famous work includes ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Signs’ and her poem ‘Still I Rise’.
  5. Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change.
  6. Painter known for confronting themes such as sexual identity, the human body and  gender expression.
  7. In 1903, she founded the Women's Social and Political Union and organised the women's suffragette movement, helping women win the right to vote.
  8. A actress, presenter, writer and body-positive activist. She speaks out against the media promoting unhealthy body image through dangerous diets, airbrushing, diet pills and the over sexualisation of women.
  9. Former first lady and advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition and healthy living and for the rights and freedoms of African women.
  10. After suffering an attack on her life by the Taliban  in 2012, she became an activist for female education and is the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.