Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Plan Ireland

On the 14th of April, our year organised a talk from Plan Ireland- Because I Am A Girl. One of the girls called Plan Ireland and asked if there was any chance someone would come into the school and give a talk to the transition years about girls education.

The lady gave us an email for a lady called Mary Hanlon. The girl from our class emailed her and asked if she would be able to have a talked with our year about girls education.

We planned for the 14th of April.

On the day we were set up in the hall. She did a workshop with us which involved getting our opinion on a topic.

She also showed us a presentation on girls ed. and a movie. We really enjoyed the talk and learned a lot.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Awareness Week!

St Wolstan's held a Girls and Education Awareness Week from the 27th - 31st January 2014. 

The religion teachers gave all the T.Y students the opportunity to see the full length film of 'Girl Rising'. This film was about how important education was to girls.

Monday 27th January - Class Tabei organised to show the story of Amina, This young girl fights for her education against the rules applied to girls in Afganistan.

Tuesday 28th January - Class Cornaro organised to show the story of Wadley. A young girl who stands up for her chance for education after the earthquake in Haiti destroys her home leaving her mother unable to afford to send her to school anymore. She tells the teacher even if she sends her home everyday she will return until she is allowed stay.

Thursday 30th January - Class Tereshkova organised the story of Suma. This is about a young girls sold into slavery in Nepal. She talks about her 4 masters and then how a kind village teachers negotiates her freedom. She now helps free other slaves.