On Friday, 8th March, Brooksbank celebrated International Women’s Day. The celebration built on last year’s hugely successful programme of activities.
In lessons, students learned about the lives of nine inspirational women. Familiar names Frida Kahlo, Sylvia Plath, Jeanne D’Arc, Florence Nightingale and Joanne Simpson were under scrutiny in Art, English, French, Maths and Geography. This year, new names were added including: trail-blazing marathon runner, Kathrine Switzer (Science); debugging computer scientist, Grace Hopper (ICT); medieval queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (History); and formidable suffragette and composer, Ethel Smyth (Music).
Students took part in some fun learning activities in the LRC, which was themed especially for the event.
Sixth Form girls enjoyed a Girlpower workshop and a special screening of ‘Girl Rising’ over lunchtime. The activities helped to raise money for our chosen charity: the Women’s Centre in Halifax.