GDST schools mark International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women across the world, past and present. This year, our GDST schools marked the day, with performances, creative projects and initiatives tackling gender equality. We take a look at some of the activities.

Newcastle High School

Girls at Newcastle High School took part in a competition to create a piece of work to profile an inspiring female from the past and today.

Wimbledon High School 

Wimbledon High School helped to combat period poverty across the world, taking part in the Mad4Padz project. Students collected sanitary products to donate to girls and women escaping trafficking.  

Blackheath High School

The girls at Blackheath High had an inspiring assembly, that included looking at women from Boudica to learning about the suffragettes, and had the chance to see a screening of the film He Named Me Malala.

Northwood College for Girls

The girls made #IWD2019 pledges about how they will tackle gender equality. 

Putney High School 

Beatrice from Putney High School shared her poem for International Women’s Day.

Brighton & Hove High School

A fundraising event led by the girls at Brighton & Hove High School to raise money for women without access to affordable or available sanitary products.