International Women’s Day
What will you choose to challenge?
On Monday we began our return to site. In itself this is a beautiful thing. How apt that our school, whose purpose is to create empowered individuals ready to move forward with confidence, curiosity, integrity and commitment, returns on International Women’s Day. The theme for 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’. A mission commensurate with our own. The campaign calls for us to choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. To choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements.
Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
What will Denmark Road choose to challenge to ensure, in line with our vision, each one of us becomes empowered?
What will Denmark Road choose to challenge to ensure we are able to use this to empower others locally, nationally, globally?
We do not shy away from challenge at our school. We embrace it. From challenge comes change. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests last summer we committed to revising our curriculum and practice. We continue to do so. This spring our student leaders conducted a survey on bullying. A brave question for any organisation to reflect upon. An essential one. Whilst some would dismiss the thoughts that bullying exists within their organisation we do not shy away from asking ‘Does it?’ and ‘In what forms?’. And responding with our students to make changes. We are committed to further developing our provision. To create true inclusivity where all are free to be who they are, feel able to express themselves and are valued for doing so.
As part of our inclusivity and diversity mission, Student Voice will continue to consider why DRHS #choosetochallenge, not only on International Women’s Day, but every day.
Together we will choose to challenge.
Headteacher - Denmark Road High School
Staff across the school #ChooseToChallenge
A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.
As part of DRHS’s ongoing commitment to challenge all forms of bias, this week teachers across the school have been showing their support on facebook and instagram for International Women’s Day and this year’s theme #choosetochallenge.