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International Women’s Day Activities and Recommendations 8 March 2019

International Women’s day is 8 March and throughout the day, we shared favourite inspirational books and authors from pupils and staff.  There was also a session working with an S3 English class, writing, discussing and telling tales of women who have inspired them.

Which book/author does #teamEA find inspiring?

Miss Lockhart, our student English teacher kicked off recommendations with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman .

The AH English class recommended their inspiring characters or authors and Rosie, Cameron and Tabbi made great choices. Rana is a huge fan of Antigone and Miss Ettles, one of our student English teachers, is a big admirer of author Mary Shelley. What a great selection of books, characters and authors for International Women’s Day. Ronah is all for Portia, whilst Rhea is an admirer of Maya Angelou and Cara has chosen the virtuous and beautiful Hermione from A Winter’s Tale. Finally, from the AH English students… Malala Yousafzai from Marcus, for several reasons, including “all round boss”; JK Rowling from Marina and Cinderella from Tabbi. And, Sylvia Plath was chosen by Destiny. Fab recommendations

Miss Wilson in the Modern Languages department recommends Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan for a great read and Mr Terron in the English department thinks Hidden Figures by ML Shetterly is awesome.

Mrs Forster in the English department choses Enid Blyton as her inspiring author. For her work ethic, her love of reading and her sense of adventure. Congratulations to Mrs Forster and her girls’ netball team who, on 8 March, were crownedwinners of the Junior League. Yay for International Women’s Day.

Which book/author does #teamEA find inspiring for International Women’s Day? For Miss Bird in the Geography department it has to be Emma. Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen’s most captivating and vivid characters and Emma is a great read.

A great selection of books chosen in Dr Orr’s Biology class for International Women’s Day and Niamh and Sarah are happy readers.

Liesel’s story in The Book Thief resonates with Mrs Stewart in the Modern Languages department and is her choice for an inspirational character. Borrow it from the library and enjoy a wonderful book.

Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird; Tess from Tess of the D’Urbervilles and George from The Famous Five. Mr Valentine’s @AncientElgin choices for #InternationalWomensDay are inspired and inspirational.

Haven’t we loved all the recommendations from #teamEA for International Women’s Day?

S3 English class and Inspirational Women

Goosebumps in the session with the S3s. Writing, discussing and sharing tales of the inspirational women in their lives. Both William and Oissine chose their grannies and both are so proud of them and what their grannies do for them #greatwomen #InternationalWomensDay. Teni-Jane chose her mum and Carrie thinks Shauna Coxsey is the best. Great stuff from all the pupils, writing, talking and reading. All about women they have found inspirational.

With displays too, bursting with information, more posters and books, it was all about celebrating women on 8 March.