Thanks to the generosity of a kind donor, Mrs Vane, we were delighted to be able to raise the profile of International Women’s Day among our girls with the first annual International Women’s Day competition.

Girls from Years 7-13 were invited to submit a piece of work on the female they felt has done the most to empower girls and advance women’s rights in the last 100 years. The submission could be through any medium and we were delighted to see a range represented in the creative entries.

1st place was awarded to Anna Parkinson, Year 10, for her video celebrating the success of  Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first female Formula 1 driver. Anna was inspired by a documentary clip on the famous driver, which is included at the start of her video.

2nd place was awarded to Lucinda Lant, Year 10, for her dance The Struggle, which she choreographed and performed herself. Lucinda dances to the original score of the 2017 film Suffragette, which was the inspiration for her submission.

3rd place was awarded to Daisy, also Year 10, for the poster below. The poster is a mixed media collage about Stacey Dooley, a journalist who has gained recognition for her work highlighting child labour issues.

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