Students Celebrate International Womens Day – 09/03/20
Students at Knutsford Academy hosted a special event to celebrate International Womens Day 2020. Members of the ‘LoudHer TogetHer’ a school based female empowerment group gathered to celebrate the achievements of women and collect for the Greater Manchester charity ‘Every Month’ – who tackle period poverty across the city.
The students pledged for change by writing their own selfie cards with an individual inspirational message attached to the tagline #EachforEqual – to support this years theme. In addition the students also took part in a competition to bring to life the powerful statement ‘We rise by lifting others’ through illustration with Year 9 Daisy Creamers artwork being awarded the winner.
Art & Design teacher Mrs Stoddart who organised the event commented,
“The event was a huge success! The twenty students who meet weekly have been discussing period poverty this term and wanted to take action in the local area. I am so proud of the girls and boys who take part in this empowerment group – they are working for change and deserve to celebrate the achievements of themselves and their peers, as well as the many admirable females internationally that they have been inspired by.”