The Brasso RC Primary School recently held an essay and poster competition to commemorate International Women’s Day on 2019’s theme: #BalanceforBetter— Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change.
Infant classes did posters on the theme Celebrating the Achievements of Women using any media: crayons, paints, pastelles or colouring pencils. Standards 1—5 didessays, minimum three paragraphs, and marks were awarded for: content relevantto the theme, organisation of material, language use, grammar and mechanics. The maximum marks available (20) went towards the Social Studies test score. Parents were encouraged to help their children.
The competition sought not only to promote writing and graphic skills among pupils but to encourage them to think about inspirational women in their lives who, by their achievements, and qualities have tried to create fair and equal spaces for females as well as males.
Through their research, pupils found that gender equity does not mean that men and women become the same but their opportunities and life chances are equal so that there is balance and an overall better world.
The message is that it is everyone’s responsibility to work towards equity and equality for all thus helping our students become balanced thinkers and active citizens in society.
The competition ran for two weeks in March and judging was done by teachers. The results were announced on Wednesday April 3. Keith Khan Book Store Limited generously donated all prizes. – Hazel—Ann Arjoonsingh, teacher