Importance of challenging gender stereotypes and bias within education.

Helping children of all ages and all genders find inspiration and courage from women role models is key to education. Teaching children and young adolescents to actively question and openly challenge stereotypes and bias is important because it helps forge a more inclusive world.

It is for this reason that during the recent celebrations for International Women’s Day that an important collaboration with Puffin Schools provided practical and insightful classroom resources for teachers around the world. The education of children about gender issues is an important means by which equality can be driven.

See below the brilliant downloadable resources as inspiring classroom discussion starters to reinforce the important of gender concepts.

International Women’s Day videos

International Women’s Day school resources

Diversity Mark Signatory Primary Schools Holy Evangelists celebrated International Women’s Day by saying thank you to all their women in schools, their teachers, teaching assistants, secretaries, dinner ladies and cleaners, who day after day put first the children’s, nurturing and caring for their social, emotional and learning needs.

Local Preparatory School Inchmarlo and their Parents Association, recently surprised the Principal of RBAI Mrs Williamson and Head Teacher of Prep Mrs Morwood with flowers on International Women’s Day, to recognise their leadership at RBAI and Inchmarlo. Mrs Williamson was the first female (and youngest) to be a principal of a boys grammar school in the UK and Mrs Morwood first female head at Inchmarlo.

Principle Mrs Williamson, Nuala Murphy and Head Teacher Mrs Morwood

Our Interim Head of Business and member of of the Inchmarlo Parents Association Nuala Murphy was present on the day discussing the theme of ‘Break the Bias’ and highlighting the importance of changing the stereotypes of what leadership looks like.

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