As International Women's Day took place around the world, our pupils joined in the celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Our children enjoyed an assembly delivered by the history department from Durham University, who were able to share a wealth of information about historical key figures with us. Back in the classroom, each class chose a key figure that has influenced their lives today. The children have been using this figure to utilise their history skills and produce pieces of work around the figure and the influence they have had.
Some of the inspirational women that our children chose are as follows:
Born on 26 August 1910, Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic missionary and nun who devoted her life to the Missionaries of Charity order which took care of abandoned people. She was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her efforts in helping the poor. In addition, she was declared as a saint in 2016.
Anne Frank was a young Jewish girl whose diary became a primary account on the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II. Her diary was found after her death, just months before the war ended.
Princess Diana of Wales
Princess Diana of Wales, commonly known as the ‘People’s Princess’ was the wife of Britain’s Prince Charles, son of Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Di, as many called her, devoted her life as a princess to doing charity work and campaigns.
Born on 24 July, 1897, Amelia Earhart from Kansas was an American aviator who championed the development of women in aviation. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. In July 1937, she disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world as she crossed the Pacific Ocean.