9 March 2021
Monday 8 March was International Women’s Day and the return to School for many!
Pupils explored this year’s IWD theme; ‘Choose To Challenge’, through an Abbot’s Hill ‘Prefect’s Challenge’. The prefects set a series of challenges for which the girls accrue points which will be combined for clan totals, the last day to enter the challenge was International Women’s Day. The competition was open to all year groups and as is the Abbot’s Hill way, staff also have been busy challenging themselves.
The challenges varied – ranging from daily home tasks such as changing a lightbulb or emptying the dishwasher to more complex activities like learning and remembering all the states in the USA, den building and origami. The challenges progressively got harder as they move through Bronze to Silver to Gold.
Senior pupils had challenges such as listening to podcasts, writing to their local care home or watching a film in a foreign language. There were plenty of activities for the younger pupils of Abbot’s Hill as well, such as litter picking or watching a David Attenborough documentary.
“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” International Women’s Day, 2021
We have been overwhelmed with the number of entries and eagerness from pupils who have completely thrown themselves into competing, with many pupils learning new skills or showcasing existing talents.