International Women's Day 2022
Today, is International Women's Day and some Year 6 children have been finding out what it is all about.
Nourhan, Julia, Amber and Olivia F have been researching the history of this day and why it is so important to us today.
International Women's Day is all about celebrating women's achievements. It celebrated on the 8th of March each year. It is important to show everyone across the world today that women and men should be treated equally.
Women's day was celebrated for the first time by the united nations in 1975. In 1977, it finally became an international holiday.
For many years, society used to see women as weaker than men and incapable of doing some jobs. Now, women are appreciated in most countries and have more rights than they used to.
Women today work as things which have previously been seen by some as being 'men's jobs' . These include jobs such as: firefighters, train drivers, doctors, police officers, robotic engineers etc.
The Waterloo Bridge in the river Thames (also known as The Ladies Bridge) was built by women while all the men were at war and was called the most stable and up to date bridge built.
We also found out that 'Turning Red', which is the new Disney Pixar movie, is the first movie made by an only female leadership team.