The 8th March marked International Women’s Day and schools across the Trust fully embraced the day with a range of activities and celebrations.
Rawmarsh Community School held an assembly with Becky Murray, CEO of One by One, a charity that aims to prevent exploitation of vulnerable people all over the world. The assembly was also live-streamed into each of our secondary schools, with a version for our primary students pre-recorded and shown throughout the day. Becky joined students at Rawmarsh to talk about starting the charity, how their work helps girls from all over the world and talk about The Dignity Project, which aims to educate girls on trafficking, and give biological training to help with their daily life.
After the assembly, Becky ran a workshop to discuss more about the projects she has undertaken with the charity and talked to the students about how they can take steps to change the world for everyone, not just women. Across our other schools, activities designed to get students talking about the women in their lives and women who have changed the world took place.
The day finished with a Trust-wide Danceathon held at Clifton Community School (and online), which was designed to empower all those who took part!
Ellie Bannister, Director of PSHE, said: “To have the opportunity to help educate nearly 6,000 young people about an inspiring charity and International Women’s Day was a privilege. A huge thank you to all the amazing staff involved. Wickersley Partnership Trust students did us proud!”
Helen Tyrrell, Director of Safeguarding, said: “I am really proud that we have embraced International Women’s Day as a Trust. Staff and students came together to celebrate and support this day. We are really excited to have had Becky Murray, the CEO of “One by One” charity, supporting girls and women across three continents, come and talk to our students about her work and inspire them to achieve their goals.”
Becky Murray, CEO of One by One Charity, said: “What an incredible honour to share with almost 6000 students in my home town of Rotherham today, for International Women’s Day.
“I had the opportunity to speak to staff and students in five secondary schools and eight primary schools within the Wickersley Partnership Trust. Speaking about the correlation between period poverty and Human Trafficking, and the work One By One is doing around the world to end exploitation.”