Year 6 children had the privilege of taking part in and celebrating International Women’s Day at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. It linked with the work they have been doing on the No-Man’s Land exhibition.
Sue Snowdon spoke about how she was the first female to be appointed Lord Lieutenant of County Durham. Adam, Chloe and Keira stood up to do a reading before World Champion Thai Boxer, Rachel McKenzie, showed us how hard work and determination pays off. Jayden said “ Rachel is a true fighter. When others doubted her she did not give up”. Seven of our children sang a lovely song then Kate Fox (Poet and Broadcaster) finished the morning off.
All the children left feeling inspired by what they had heard and are determined not to let stereotypes be a barrier to what they want to be in the future. Here are just some of the comments our children had to say:
· “I was inspired by all the women who stood up for themselves against stereotyping. They showed a lot of girl power.” – Keira
· “These women were some of the most inspirational women I have ever met because they did not give up on their dream.” – Adam
· “It was inspiring to listen to all the stories of the challenges the women faced. They were determined not to fail.” – Lara
· “The whole morning inspired me to never give up and follow my dreams.” – Hannah