In anticipation of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, this exciting competition was open to all students in Year 7-9. The purpose of the competition was to encourage students to undertake independent research, think critically and communicate clearly about a pioneering or trailblazing woman from the past.
The challenge was to write a 150-250 word essay on one female trailblazer or change-maker from the past, outlining their accomplishments and explaining why they are seen to be significant. Shortlisted essays were then read and reviewed anonymously by the school Principal, with winners identified in each of the three year groups. You can read the winning entries by following the hyperlinked names of the trailblazing women that the entrants chose to write about, below. CPD – Staff Editor
Year Group Winners
Eloise (Year 7) – Coco Chanel
Hattie (Year 8) – Harriet Tubman
Sarika (Year 9) – Florence Nightingale
Dorothy (Year 7) – Frida Kahlo
Samran (Year 7) – Marie Curie
Diva (Year 8) – Rosa Parks
Zachary (Year 8) – Nefertiti
Theo (Year 9) – Mala Yousafzai
Two entries were received from particularly proactive students in Year 10, but they are ineligible for a prize given it was a Y7-9 competition!
Onella (Year 10) – Hypatia: Alexandria’s Educator
Tatiana (Year 10) – Maryam Mirzakhani