Bow School International Day of the Girl takeover of the London Eye
Bow School students from Year 9 attended the 6th International Day of the Girl celebration held at the Southbank Centre, joining hundreds of other girls from schools across London and beyond.
The event started with an all-female takeover of the London Eye where the girls took part in speed mentoring, talking about their aspirations and career goals. Each London Eye pod was named after an amazing girl from history and each mentor session started with an introductory reading about the achievements of each girl.
The day is important for Bow School as it is an opportunity to celebrate the girls we have in a school that was a ‘boys’ only school up’ until 2014. The whole school identified solutions to the challenges girls face.
Once back at the Southbank Centre, the day continued with opening speeches followed by Workshops exploring a number of issues affecting girls. The girls heard from radical female trailblazers doing brilliant work across different disciplines and sectors. The girls took part in Zine Making (facilitated by fashion designer Nelly Rose) in the morning and after lunch took part in a Body Confidence Workshop delivered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
The day ended with a celebratory moment with girls enjoying music from Born N Bread Female DJ Set.