As a whole school, we studied the lives of inspirational women who have left their mark on history. We showcased our learning with a magnificent corridor display to welcome our school visitors and to remind our children that gender will not define how big you can dream or how far you can go.
Each class celebrated a different female pioneer to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary life and the difference they have made to the world.
The children learnt about the adversity these women faced, the challenges they had to overcome, their love, generosity, genius and admirable resilience.
Below are the displays we created about the inspirational women we studied.
(24th November 1815 – 20th October 1842)
A strong and courageous Victorian heroine who saved nine people from a shipwreck in 1838.
(26th August 1910 - 5th September 1997)
'It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in doing it. That makes all the difference.'
Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping others. In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity and in 2016 was honoured in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She is remembered as an incredibly selfless person who wanted to help those less fortunate than herself.
(12th June 1929 - February 1945)
'How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.'
Anne Frank was a Jewish girl whose diary of her family’s two years in hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands became a classic of war literature. Her incredible story has inspired people around the world to be kinder to one another, no matter their background.
Queen Elizabeth II
(21st April 1926 - present)
'When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.'
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms.
(1st April 1940 - 25th September 2011)
'Every person who has ever achieved anything has been knocked down many times. But all of them picked themselves up and kept going...'
Wangari Maathai was an environmentalist, political activist and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
(26th August 1918 - 24th February 2020)
'Like what you do, and then you will do your best'
Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician who made important contributions to the United States space program during her career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Her magnificent work helped send astronauts to the Moon.