‘Choose to challenge’ on International Women’s Day

Monday 15 February 2021

Prefect’s Challenge launched for International Women’s Day theme ‘Choose to Challenge’.

The prefects have set a series of challenges for which the girls accrue points which will be combined for clan totals. The competition is open to all year groups and final submission for entries is 8 March, which is International Women’s Day, leaving pupils over 2 weeks to complete as many challenges as possible. As is the Abbot’s Hill way,¬† staff are also getting involved!

“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.¬†From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” ¬†International Women’s Day, 2021¬†

The challenges are varied – ranging from daily home tasks such as changing a lightbulb or emptying the dishwasher to more complex activities like learning and remembering all the states in the USA, den building and origami. The challenges get harder as they move through Bronze to Silver to Gold.

Senior pupils may wish to listen to podcasts, write to their local care home or watch a film in a foreign language. There are plenty of activities for the younger pupils of Abbot’s Hill as well, such as litter picking or watching a David Attenborough documentary.

We are really looking forward to seeing what challenges the pupils choose to complete and which are the most popular, good luck Abbot’s Hill!