International Women's Day - 100th Anniversary
8th March 2011
International Women's Day is a celebration of women and their achievements. Also, reflecting on the problems women face in the world today. This is the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day.
Primary Colours has produced a number of Teaching Packs for Primary Schools in our Did You Know Series which include women of great influence and importance. They are:
Claudia Jones: Known as the mother of the Notting Hill Carnival.
Noor Inayat Kahn: Part of WAAF and a Secret Agent during World War II.
Cornelia Sorabji: Britain's First Female Law Student.
Bushra Ahmed: An extraordinary businesswoman in Britain today.
All the above are included in our Did You Know? Teaching Pack. Click here to visit the web page.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Indian Actor and known as the “Queen of Bollywood”.
Malorie Blackman: Author of over 50 books, one of her books became a film and went on to win a BAFTA.
Benazir Bhutto: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Aung San Suu Kyi: Burmese peace activist, prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
Rosa Parks: Civil rights activist, whose bravery and refusal to give up her seat helped end segregation in the USA.
All the above are included in our Did You Know? 2 Teaching Pack. Click here to visit the web page.
Rachel Yankey: Most capped and first professional player in English women's football.
Hope Powell: First black and first female manager of the England women's football team.
All the above are included in our Did You Know? 3 Teaching Pack. Click here to visit the web page.
These women are and remain great role models for young girls in all walks of life. Boys will learn from these Teaching Packs and perhaps appreciate the role women play in their lives. The Teaching Packs also include plenty of male role models for them too. These Teaching Packs can help you embed respect and consideration of women's achievements in your classroom.
Information on International Women's Day 2011 can be found here. There are over 403 events planned for the United Kingdom alone. Click here to visit the events page.
Information on all our Teaching Packs can be found here. We are offering a 20% discount off our Teaching Packs and Poster Packs (except the forthcoming Carnival! pack) for orders over £200 received before 31st March 2011.
All are written by practicing teachers who understand the realities of busy classrooms. They cover broad topics such as journeys, food and music as well as specific areas of the curriculum such as biographies. All are suitable for use in literacy.
Our Teaching Packs are supported by our free Diversity Toolkit of lesson plans which can be found on our website here. They are free to download but require registration, which is also free.
Contact us now by calling Ben on 01484 421 620 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get your discount quote EP241. He'll be happy to talk through your options and any questions you might have.
Marcia Hutchinson MBE
Primary Colours www.primarycolours.net
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