The United Nations has designated October 11th as the International Day of the Girl.
First Lady Michelle Obama said this:
‘For me, this is personal. When I think about those 62 million girls that aren't in school, I think about myself. I think about my daughters; because quite frankly, all these girls, these are our girls. And I think about where I would be in my life if I didn't work hard in school and have the opportunity to go to college and then on to law school, I wouldn't be here. So I think it’s imperative and it is a part of my passion and my mission to make sure that every girl on the planet has the same opportunity that I’ve had, that my daughters have. And I want to make sure that all of you, here in the United States, are taking advantage of all the opportunities that you have as well. I want you to be that hungry to get your education because it is going to be the key to your future.’
Let’s make this day count here in the London Borough of Havering.
Did you know that only 5% of women become Engineers? As a response to this, Frances Bardsley are planning to build a miniature railway (including the track, engine and carriages) to inspire and engage students who may consider entering into this profession in the future. The students will get hands on experience of building the railway both during the school day and at after school clubs.
You are warmly invited to our launch night on Monday 12th October at 7.30pm in the main school hall. There will be talks from out Head teacher Mr Dutnall and the President of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Professor Richard Folkson.
There is an opportunity for parents, carers and wider members of the community to donate towards the cost of this project.
Under reason for payment please enter: Engineering Project
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