Your Future Your Ambition - Thursday 10th October
On Thursday 10th October 2019, Year 9 and Year 10 students from Bow School joined other students from around the country. They all descended upon the Emirates Stadium where they had a fantastic, fun filled, engaging, inspiring day.
The students met with a range of professionals from diverse organisations, who showcased exciting STEM Workshops, provided career insights and advice, gave live demonstrations bringing STEM to life, and participated in discussions around what a career working in STEM is all about.
The day included delivering a weather report for ITV using a green screen, exploring how much bacteria we carry on our hands and how this is transferred, and ensuring electricity is generated as productively and resourcefully as possible for the National Grid.
Students also entered cyber security escape rooms investigating cyber forensics and also pitched their ideas in a Dragon’s Den style format for Deloitte, a multi-national professional services network who provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to selected clients.
We are super proud of our student who submitted an extremely powerful and poignant statement about why he aspired to be a Chemical Engineer. His winning statement earned him a hydraulic robotic arm!
International Day of the Girl - Friday 11th October 2019
International Day of the Girl is about celebrating the power and potential of girls everywhere. The main objective of the day (which has been celebrated since 2012) is to empower and help women attain their rights so they can face all challenges and succeed.
The day is also observed to spread awareness about gender discrimination and fight against gender abnormalities all over the world.
Every year there is a theme for the day. This year, the theme for the International Day of the Girl was:
"Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable"
On Friday 11 October 2019, Y10 girls joined WOW (Women of the World) to celebrate the 8th International Day of the Girl. Students marked this special occasion with an ‘all-girls’ takeover of the London Eye. 180 schoolgirls joined the WOW team for early morning Speed Mentoring whilst London woke up beneath them. The girls were matched up with diverse women from a range of sectors and backgrounds to discuss: careers, school, life choices and the joys of being a girl.
WOW’s mentoring celebration was followed by a reception featuring an In Conversation with WOW’s Founder: Jude Kelly CBE and Clara Amfo, exploring the theme of championing amazing girls and women who have made changes in their communities and beyond, and inspired others to do the same.
Inspiring Women Event - Tuesday 15th October 2019
Continuing on with the theme of the International Day of the Girl, "Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable", 30 Y7 students attended a special Inspiring Women event at the splendid setting of Draper’s Hall on Tuesday 15th October 2019. The event (part of the Inspiring Women campaign) brought together 150 Year 6 and Year 7 students from across London and 40 women working in a range of sectors, to raise awareness amongst young people to the fantastic opportunities available to them and inspire them to aim high, whatever their dream.
Research shows that children as young as six have already formed gender stereotypes about certain jobs; this is something that needs to change and be challenged, starting with girls meeting women who can inspire and empower them to know that they can be anything they want to be.
This event was the first of its kind for the Inspiring Women campaign. Students met an array of interesting and influential women from a diverse mix of sectors including construction, and finance and engineering amongst many more. They were able to learn about the volunteer’s educational route, career journey and most importantly, ask lots of questions.