St Albans school plans lessons around gender equality for International Women’s Day

Samuel Ryder Academy students with their pledges to gender equality

Samuel Ryder Academy students with their pledges to gender equality - Credit: Archant

Gender equality was the hot topic on everyone’s lips at a St Albans school last week, with lessons and discussions about inclusivity.

Students at the Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans spent March 8, International Women’s Day, tweeting pledges to change, researching women in technology and art, debating words and phrases that reinforce gender inequality, and creating posters to celebrate women in maths or technology.

Deputy headteacher Lucy Thompson said: “It was really inspiring to see, hear and tweet all of the inspirational points of discussion and of course the pledges that were going on around school.”

Tweets from the school were retweeted or liked internationally - by the EU Science Commission and an Italian music academy in Lombardy.


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