Visibility and recognition of women's sporting achievements are gradually increasing. For the next generation, we need to dispel what remains of this myth and use these shining examples to emphasise the engaging and empowering nature of sport, regardless of gender.
Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College
I am the Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, an independent day & boarding school for girls aged 11-18. Cheltenham Ladies' College opened in 1854, with the purpose of providing girls with a thorough academic education. Over 160 years later, we continue to be proud of our strong tradition of innovation, academic excellence and empowerment in the education of young women who are enthusiastic, intellectually curious and self-motivated.
Flipped, blended and virtual learning are examples of how this already works well. When teachers set homework to establish the basics, using a film or webinar for example, they can then use lessons to explore and contextualise the topic.
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Things are still a work in progress, as women continue to come up against a variety of societal pressures throughout their lives. They face more complex consideration sets when debating whether they should or shouldn't strive for a promotion, consider a career break, be a certain body shape, maintain a specific work-life balance; the list goes on.
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From building oil rigs to working on biomechanical implant materials, engineering is a varied, innovative and inspirational global profession that is always evolving. Encouraging girls to actively consider a STEM career is crucial if our prospective designers, engineers, technologists and innovators are to have access to the full range of skills and talents needed to take on the challenges and opportunities of future generations.
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Children are each other's teachers too, and many life lessons are learnt well out of sight of parents, teachers and staff. The mental, emotional and spiritual health of students really matters, because they influence each other's levels of misery or confidence just as much as whatever is coming from their school.
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