International Women's Day Debate
On Tuesday 26th February twelve Year 7 girls delivered speeches to Mrs Key and two footballers from the Brighton and Hove women's team; Fliss Gibbons and Kate Natkiel, as part of our celebrations for International Women's Day 2019.
The girls worked in pairs to write a speech which aimed to convince the judges that their woman deserved to be the Chailey Icon. The theme of this year's women's day is "balance for better"- working to achieve a better gender balance. The BBC recently showed a series of programmes which culminated in a public vote for the twentieth century Icon. Although some of the nominees were women, none of the finalists were so we decided to choose our icon from a list of female nominees.
All the girls delivered excellent and convincing speeches and the judges chose two winners. Bella Thwaites and Edi Xavier-Venn (7CA) were chosen as having delivered the most convincing speech about Virginia Woolf and Emily Gywnn and Mia Johns (7CA) represented who the judges decided was the most deserving woman - Tu YouYou.