International Women’s Day 2017

Forest staff and pupils have marked International Women’s Day (IWD) with a new video pledging to be bold for change.

International Women’s Day, which takes place on every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements, and aims to continue working towards full gender equality.

Watch Forest’s video to mark IWD 2017

Ahead of the day, staff and pupils came together to make pledges to mark the day and hoping to challenge bias and inequality and to celebrate women’s advancement, achievement and education.

Forest’s Head Girl, Ella, said: ‘Today marks International Women’s Day, every person, woman, man, girl or boy and non-binary people can play a part driving better outcomes for women. As Forest’s Head Girl, I will be bold and celebrate women’s achievements.’

Mr Jeff Kayne, Head of Pastoral Care, pledged to ‘be bold and champion women’s education’ while Mrs Justine Venditti, Head of Middle School, pledged to work to prevent bias and inequality by ‘challenging stereotypes’.

International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s and today events will take place around the world.