International Women’s Day

Last Friday, we celebrated International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. Countries around the world celebrate IWD to give credit to the economic, political and social achievements of women and to show respect to their contributions in the development of their countries.

Women’s day originated from a strike in New York by garment workers leading to the setting up of the first trade union in America. The IWD was first celebrated on 19 March 1911 in Germany following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Although, women are becoming more powerful in business, entertainment, politics and many more areas, there are still a lot of inequalities around the world which call for the mobilization of everybody to grant women the proper status they merit.

To celebrate this day, we made a brooch to wear as a symbol to help make people aware of this date, with 2nd ESO in class.

The brooch portraid an owl, a symbol for wisdom, in purple, the symbol for feminism, carrying a banner to remind us about International Women’s Day.

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I hope you enjoyed the activity and wear your brooch so that everybody knows that you support women’s rights and women’s achievements!

These are the pictures of the making of the brooch:

You can find out more about this day here.

Latest activities for 4 ESO

Here you have some information about the latest activities we’ve organized with 4ºESO, that is, a workshop about sexuality and relationships and a visit to an art exhibition.

Last December we took part in a workshop called Sapiensex, where Rocío Carmona, psychologist, explained how sexuality is something that accompanies us throughout our lives and changes with time.

It was really fun and I’m sure you had the chance to solve any questions you had about this topic. She also gave us some tips so as to where to go to find more information about this issue, for example Forma Joven website.

Here you have some pictures taken that day:

And today we have visited a very interesting art exhibition “Mujer Sujeto”, featuring women artists from different places in Spain to learn about gender stereotypes which are harmful both for men and women. We were lucky to have Inmaculada López, one of the artists to show us around!

We’ll discuss in class about the pieces you liked most and why. I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

Some more pictures for you!

More about the exhibition