Women’s History Month

28 April 2022

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day were marked at The Beacon this year by an assembly and a programme of workshops for the Upper School boys. The theme of the latter was #BreakTheBias.

Imagine a gender equal world.

A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

A world where difference is valued and celebrated.

Together we can forge women’s equality.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

To educate our boys here at The Beacon, boys in Year 7 and 8 were invited to complete a questionnaire to gauge their opinions on a range of related topics including diversity, stereotyping and equality. Their answers and observations then formed the basis for the weekly sessions. During their weekly sessions the boys would engage in conversation with their Teachers and peers to discuss current issues and express any opinions or thoughts. The Teachers involved found the boys to be engaged and ready to share their opinions openly to the group.

Please find below quotes from some of our boys who took part in the workshop:

“I know that now I have a better knowledge of it I have a better understanding of the issues discussed and that is helpful.”

“What I have found helpful is the fact we get to learn about stories and experiences of different teachers.”

“I enjoyed finding out about some great female public figures both past and present.”

 “I found these meetings helpful because we were able to be open and give our opinions.”

Will you ‘Break the Bias’?

Open Morning & Messy Play – Saturday 1 October

You are warmly invited to attend our Open Morning on Saturday 1 October from 09:00 to 11:00.

Please click here to pre-book an appointment.

For Early Years’ boys, we are also hosting Messy Play sessions 09:00 to 12:00 – click here to pre-book a session.

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent reviews from our ISI Inspection, Muddy Stilettos & The Good Schools Guide.