International Women's Day
International Women's Day takes place every year on March 8th to celebrate and commemorate the countless achievements of women around the world. It is also a time to recognise the many gender inequalities that still exist today, and talk about what we can do to create a fairer, more balanced world.
Bow School is proud of its inclusive, progressive and forward thinking approach to gender equality. We had a great Drop Day themed around International Women’s Day, with staff and students taking pledges on how they will continue to make changes.
ROCK UR TEENS
International Women’s Day Celebrations - Tuesday 12th March 2019
As part of Bow School’s International Women’s Day celebrations, some of our Y9 students spent an energetic and interactive day at RBS’ prestigious offices in Bishopsgate, London on Tuesday 12th March 2019. The event was hosted by the ROCKING UR TEENS Team. The aim of the day was to develop entrepreneurial spirit, agility, flexibility, character, self-esteem, good mental health and, most importantly, to equip young people with the ability to enjoy their teenage years, leading them to future career success.
The day was hosted by award winning radio presenter Remel London, and started with a dance performance and workshop by DanceWest, which prepared students for the fun day that was in store for them!
The girls then heard from guest speaker: Jillian "JJ" Simmons - a Radio/TV host, speaker, author and creator of the movement, Respect My Crown. Jillian is also the founder of JJ's I'm Me Foundation that inspires teen girls to be the best version of themselves.
The Armed Forces Diversity Engagement Team delivered a fun and practical activity, which encouraged girls to maximise their potential, challenge stereotypes, develop communication skills, recognise leadership skills, foster teamwork and grow in self-confidence.
The girls also heard from Jillian Kowalchuk about Artificial Intelligence. In the UK, only 18% of undergraduate degrees for Computer Science are awarded to women as a result of low female applicants, despite female Computer Science students being more successful than male students.
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