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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- An American poet, memoirist and civil rights activists. Famous work includes ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Signs’ and her poem ‘Still I Rise’.
- Swedish environmental activist who is internationally known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change.
- Painter known for confronting themes such as sexual identity, the human body and gender expression.
- 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.
- 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.
- Former first lady and advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition and healthy living and for the rights and freedoms of African women.
- 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.