On 2 May, we will be delighted to welcome high profile equality activist, writer, speaker Laura Bates to Westbourne School to talk to Senior pupils, parents and guests from other schools about everyday sexism.
Laura is the founder of the Everyday Sexism project, a collection of over 200,000 testimonies of global gender inequality and has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to gender equality. She has published eight books including Everyday Sexism (shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year) and the Sunday Times bestseller Girl Up. As a thought-leader and commentator on equality to the mainstream media, we are privileged that she will share her insights with us.
At Westbourne in PSHE, we cover important aspects of relationships and sex education. This includes consent, violence towards women and potentially harmful sexual behaviour. With this in mind, Laura will talk to our Year 7 and 8 students about topics such as gender stereotypes, media disparity and sexism in children’s toys and clothes making sure they are age-appropriate.
Laura will go on to cover issues such as consent and sexual harassment with our Year 9 to 11 students alongside teachers, parents and PSHE leads from local schools.
Find out more about Laura