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22 Mar 2022
International Women’s Day

IMG 9896 2This year’s theme for international women’s day was to #BreakTheBias. We felt there was no better way to break the bias than to display the truly inspirational and bright diversity of our school. In organising the Personal Cultural Wear Day, we felt students would have the opportunity to really embrace their culture and share the beauty of their heritage with the school. Watching everyone come into school with their cultural wear and national flags was very inspiring. 

As a little girl growing up in Britain, I was previously shy to share my culture with others, knowing only a handful of people from Malaysia. However, today I saw a beauty in our differences. 

Being able to embrace my culture and dress in my clothes from Pakistan really increased my confidence as I was nervous prior to this day. These nerves disappeared once I saw everyone in their cultural clothes, especially the fact that many girls that I spoke to were from the same cultural background. 

The solidarity and excitement was a purely unique experience that made us proud to be part of such a strong group of people, all from different backgrounds, striving for the same empowerment and equality. It was an honour to organise! We hope personal cultural wear day can be continued in St George's for many years to come. 

Maryam (U6) 

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