International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March every year by women and men all over the world. Grange School celebrated this on Friday 10th March this year and took part in a range of activities and heard speakers from around the Borough.

It is a day that recognises the achievements of ALL women regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, political, beliefs, language or economic situation. Celebrating International Women’s Day serves as both as a reminder of how powerful women are and a reminder of how far we still have left to go.

Our first speaker was our very own head teacher who gave a memorable talk about her background and how she became successful. As well as raising aspirations and inspiring all parents and carers present with her determination and resilience.

Some of the other speakers included women from our local community and were from local charities; Restless Beings, a charity in Forest Gate, who focuses a lot of their work for human and women’s rights, came in to speak to parents/carers about the work they are doing to help women in Kyrgyzstan. We also had a speaker from London Black Women’s Project, a charity in Newham, who help support women who are suffering from domestic violence, divorce, forced marriages etc. They offer free support, legal advice and many other services. As well as a speaker form Community Links who provided parents/carers with information about our local area and how they can support them with payment for Thames Water debt bills and with purchasing washing machines/fridges.

To end the day parents/carers enjoyed a pamper session where they were offered hand or head massages and could then take part in a yoga class.

Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended this inspirational event!