Celebrating Women’s Day

You probably won’t have failed to recognise that it was International Women’s Day last week, with a variety of events taking place across the world which recognised and celebrated women.

A number of our own women in school participated in The Fylde Coast International Women’s Day Festival on the day itself. Ms Rainey and a number of our Year 9 girls have been working on a project for the event. Some weeks ago they interviewed two local female role models, Councillor Andrea Kay and Sharon Senior, who is Director of North west Employers. From these interviews the girls were to create an inspirational display to represent the “story” of these women, which was on show at the Fylde Coast event. The girls chose to do this in the form of a mirror surrounded by inspirational quotes and ideas from their role models. An innovative idea, don’t you think?! They then went on to visit the many workshops on offer: self-defence, yoga, CV writing… and even African Drumming!

Shifting our attention to this week, we will now be heavily involved in Science Week. Miss Waterhouse and her colleagues have been busy coordinating a number of Scientific events over the next few days. Some of our Year 7s are “on tour” as they visit numerous junior schools with their Catapult Challenge which will involve younger students designing contraptions which can project objects as high, or as far, as possible. Speaking of our primary partners, we also have our Primary Science Challenge this Thursday. I’m not allowed to reveal the challenge as yet, but a little bird tells me it will be Physics based! In school, Year 8 Science and Graphics students will be taking on a Windmill Design Challenge, during which they will be required to design wind turbines and wind farms for the day. Not to be left out, a number Year 9 will be visiting Spaceport in Merseyside on Friday…. Beam me up Scotty!